IV Sedation: An Anxious Patient’s Best Friend
IV (Moderate/Conscious) sedation is a safe and beneficial sedation option for patients with dental anxiety, or who simply would like to be in a deeply relaxed state during their dental procedure. It is also an ideal form of sedation to assist with certain complex dental procedures, such as wisdom teeth extraction.
IV Sedation is administered intravenously, and the level of sedation can be continually adjusted by the professional throughout the procedure. A person receiving IV sedation will still be conscious and responsive (unlike with general anesthesia), but will feel extremely relaxed and in a state of sleepiness or grogginess. Some people may not even recall much of what happened during their procedure after they leave the office! Patients receiving moderate sedation should have a ride planned for the drive home.
Is IV sedation right for me?
Most people in good health are candidates for IV sedation. The procedure is incredibly safe, and always performed by a trained professional. If you feel that IV sedation or another sedative option will be able to help you cope with your dental anxiety, don’t hesitate to let our Hamilton dentist know.
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Our Westdale team cares about the comfort and wellbeing of our patients. We want your experience with us to be a positive one! Contact us today to learn more about IV sedation, or other sleep dentistry services offered at our clinic.
IV sedation is ideal for patients with dental anxiety or fear.