IV sedation is the administration of anesthetic medications intravenously. The procedure puts you in a comfortable, conscious (semi-awake) state of reduced anxiety. You, the patient will have little or no memory of the dental procedure that was performed. Through conscious sedation, you are placed in an amnesic state from the medications used to administer sedation. During IV sedation, you are able to respond to verbal commands and sometimes to a light physical touch.
Because you will be administered sedative medications, you will not be able to drive. You will need to have transportation to and from your appointment.
During sedation, you will be closely and continuously monitored by Dr. Sanchez and his staff members, using electronic equipment that shows blood pressure, heart rate, oxygen levels and your heart function on an EKG monitor. After the procedure, you will be released to go home, when Dr. Sanchez feels that it is safe to leave. You and your designated driver will receive post-treatment and home care instructions.
Don’t put off the important dental care you need because of a dental phobia. Whether you need extensive restorative dentistry or just a simple routine check-up or teeth-whitening treatment, Jose David Sanchez, D.D.S. and his friendly staff will explain the various options and help you decide what’s best for your individual needs.
Once you’ve experienced the benefits of sedation dentistry, you’ll wonder why you waited so long to make the appointment. Sedation will help relieve the stress of your dental procedures.