IV dental sedation is one of the most efficient and comfortable methods to help patients stay relaxed and comfortable during their dental procedures. It is an excellent and stress-free solution for people who have small mouth, dental anxiety, bad gag reflex, and/or low pain tolerance.
If you’re contemplating getting an IV dental sedation for your procedure, here’s what you need to know about how it works and how you can get the most from your experience.
To ensure the patient’s safety, dentists receive additional training in the administration of IV sedation medications, such as Versed, Valium, and Ativan.
To receive IV dental sedation, you must undergo a dental examination. Your dentist will review your medical history and current medications and ask you some questions about your health. Together, you and your dentist will discuss your options and how to prepare for your procedure/s.
IV dental sedation is administered through a thin needle inserted into a vein in your arm. It gradually induces a feeling of ease and sleepiness. Your vital signs and oxygen levels will be constantly monitored during the procedure.
There are some simple steps you must take to ensure the best outcome. They include:
Dr. Ernie Soto and his team have helped literally thousands of patients in the Plantation area receive the highest quality of dental care that they deserve. Whether you need to get some basic hygiene care done or require tooth implants or other complex services, we can help you stay relaxed and comfortable all throughout—through IV sedation.
To learn more about sedation dentistry or to arrange a consultation with Dr. Soto, call us at (954) 368-6264, or use our request an appointment form.