Intravenous (IV) Sedation
Some procedures in dentistry may require a deep level of sedation for anxious patients. When other methods of sedation aren't quite enough, IV sedation is a good alternative. During IV sedation, an anti-anxiety drug is administered through the blood system while treatment is completed. This allows the medication to be more efficient and to achieve a deeper level of relaxation. You will probably not remember much (or anything at all) about the procedure because of the short-term amnesia it creates.
As with oral sedation, complex procedures seem faster and more treatment is usually completed in one appointment. You’re always properly monitored for your safety and you do need someone to drive you home since there will be some lingering effects. We are happy to discuss your sedation needs and customize a plan for you.