Intravenous (IV) sedation can alleviate severe anxiety and phobias associated with dentists, needles, and drills to make any dental procedure pleasant.
In addition, patients with sensitive gag reflexes and those with TMJ or other neuromuscular disorders that make it hard to keep their mouths open for long periods of time often benefit from IV sedation. We will consult with you to understand your anxiety level and help you decide whether IV sedation is best for you, based on medical history and present heath conditions.
Sedation allows us unprecedented control over relaxation levels, so we can tailor the sedation to your specific needs. You will be extremely relaxed, drowsy and you will likely fall asleep completely, remembering little, if anything, about the appointment afterwards. An additional benefit of IV sedation includes faster onset of the sedation medications compared to taking a pill, meaning you'll be able to feel the effects of the medication quickly.