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 bloodstream 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. Due to the advanced monitoring required during IV sedation, we work closely with specialists trained and equipped to make this a safe experience. We are happy to discuss your sedation needs and customize a plan for you.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Intravenous (IV) sedation is a medical technique used at Distinctive Dental Concepts to induce a state of relaxation and drowsiness in patients during dental procedures. It involves the administration of sedative medications through an intravenous line, typically in the arm. IV sedation ensures a comfortable experience by reducing anxiety and promoting relaxation.

Patient safety is paramount at Distinctive Dental Concepts. Our experienced dental professionals administer IV sedation with the utmost care. Safety measures include continuous patient monitoring, a comprehensive medical history assessment, and the expertise of our dental team.

Opting for IV sedation at Distinctive Dental Concepts offers several advantages. Patients experience enhanced comfort, better cooperation during treatments, and a significant reduction in dental-related anxiety, ultimately promoting better oral health.

IV sedation at Distinctive Dental Concepts and general anesthesia are distinct approaches to altered consciousness during dental procedures. IV sedation induces a state of relaxation while keeping patients conscious and responsive, making it safer for less invasive dental procedures and allowing for faster recovery.