Providing Safe, Anxiety-Free Dentistry
The goal of Intravenous (IV) sedation is to treat patients that have significant dental anxiety or a fear of going to the dentist in a safe and controllable environment, performing all facets of dentistry ranging from surgery to routine cleanings.
How IV Sedation Works
IV Sedation delivers sedatives directly into your bloodstream through your veins. The effects are instantaneous. The patient’s vitals are closely monitored to ensure their treatment is safe and pain-free.
What to Expect
While on IV sedation, the patient will have a similar experience as if they were sleeping. However, during the procedure, the patient will still be able to listen to a dentist’s commands, and can control their own airway and reflexes. IV sedation has an amnesic effect, so the patient will rarely remember anything about the procedure.
Since the patient is relaxed under IV sedation, the dentist can perform longer procedures that may normally require multiple visits. Since the patient is calm and relaxed, the dentist can relax and focus on the procedure, ultimately resulting in better dentistry.
You’re in Good Hands
In order for dentists to perform IV sedation, they must attend additional training and obtain credentials. At Riccobene Associates Family Dentistry, Drs. Christian Anderson and Haysam Tawfik are certified to perform IV sedation dentistry.