If the idea of going to the dentist for a procedure brings on feelings of fear or anxiety there are options to ease the anxiety. IV sedation is very safe and easy and is recommended for moderate to severe anxiety. Medication is given right into your blood stream and it works quickly and effectively. You will remain awake during your procedure, but you will be in a heightened state of relaxation. It is also possible that you will not remember part or all of your procedure afterwards.
IV sedation makes long or complex procedures seem shorter, allowing you to have all of your work done in a single visit in many cases. As an added precaution a local anesthetic will be given to the area that is being worked on to ensure that there is no pain. The benefit of IV sedation is that the level of medication can be adjusted during your procedure to ensure maximum comfort. Your heart rate and breathing are monitored very closely while you are being medicated because your safety is our number one concern.
Don’t wait any longer to have necessary dental work performed because you are nervous. Ask your dentist about IV sedation to see if it is right for you.
IV Sedation Instructions
8 Hours Before Your IV Surgery:
● No eating or drinking anything, this includes water
● Make sure your alarm is set and enough time is available to arrive to your surgery
appointment 15 minutes early
● Make sure your ride is aware of your appointment time so they are able to get you to
your appointment on time
● Continue to take your prescribed medications, unless otherwise directed
Post IV Surgery Information For The Next 72 Hours:
● Someone over the age of 18 should be caring for you the remainder of the day until
you’re feeling better. During this time, they will be helping you with eating and taking
● Take your prescriptions right away (more info is included in your PO instructions which
will be given to you in a PO goodie bag after dismissal from surgery)
● Swelling will start to occur right away, make sure you are icing the areas
● More information is included in our PO instructions which will be given to you after