IV Sedation Dentistry is a dental treatment adjunct where a combination of sedative and analgesic drugs are directly administered in the patient’s vein before starting dental treatment allowing the patient to relax and sleep for a painless dental procedure. This is also known as ‘Sleep Dentistry’ and is a recommended option for anyone with significant Dental Anxiety.
IV Sedation works quickly, allowing the dentist to ‘titrate to effect’ or immediately adjust doses as needed by the individual patient. The sedative drug will activate immediately, which allows the patient to completely relax with no memory of the dental procedure.
Benefits of IV Sedation Dentistry:
In our office, IV Sedation Dentistry has proven to be better than other sedation options for the anxious dental patients. IV Sedation Dentistry is extremely safe, effective for nearly all patients, and allows for extended treatment periods. As the body is relaxed often for hours, the dentist will be able to perform many procedures in a single visit, making it a great option for Dental Phobics. Qualified dentists will also suggest this treatment option before tooth extractions, teeth implants, root canal, grafts and other dental treatment.
Candidates for IV Sedation Dentistry:
- Dental Phobic
- Patients who have Difficulty getting numb
- Bad Gag Reflex
- Extensive treatment needs
- Dental surgery
- Immediate need for Dental Treatment
What You Should Expect From Your Provider
IV Sedation Dentistry does require extensive training and certification by the State Board of Dental Examiners. Always check with your provider about their experience in providing IV sedation. Do not confuse IV Sedation Dentistry with oral sedation, a lesser form of sedation. You should ask about the monitoring equipment used for your safety and the office discharge policy.
After many years of performing IV Sedation Dentistry, we have customized a checklist to evaluate the patient and inform the patient. That process should always start with a thorough medical history to evaluate any risks. Our software checks for any negative medicine interactions. Our process also includes a checklist to ensure a comfortable easy process including information for your driver and caretaker, a list of what to bring and not bring, and post operative instructions. We also include oral sedation and anti nausea medicine for the morning of the dental treatment.
Dr Matt DeVaney is an experienced and certified IV Sedation Dentist. The clinical staff at DeVaney Dentistry has completed some of the best IV training available. Please let us know how we can help you through the link below.