Intravenous Sedation DentistryIV sedation is just one option out there for dental sedation. This involves the intravenous introduction of a sedative into the patient's bloodstream. The effects of this sedative tend to be rather quick. The patient's vital signs and overall well-being will be monitored while they are sedated, with ensures that patients are safe throughout all phases of treatment.
Why IV Sedation May Be Ideal for YouIf a patient experiences any of the above conditions listed above, IV sedation may be a good option to consider. Since the effects of the intravenous sedative medication are felt rather quickly, it allows patients to come to the practice and achieve that relaxed state as soon as possible.
It should be noted that if patients are afraid of needles, IV sedation will not be considered for them. Any and all anxiety needs to be avoided in order to ensure that patients have positive experiences at the practice. Oral sedation or nitrous oxide may be better for the needs of these patients.