Intravenous Sedation

DentalMed Associates

Intravenous Sedation

If you are one of the millions of Americans that avoid going to the dentist every year due to dental anxiety, you might be looking for a solution. Sedation presents the perfect method of alleviating the stress and apprehension that make can make dental procedures difficult to execute. Dentalmed Associates is happy to offer intravenous sedation to make your next visit anxiety-free.

What is Intravenous Sedation?

IV sedation is a form of conscious sedation that involves the introduction of an anti-anxiety drug directly to the bloodstream. This is done by placing a small needle into a vein and slowly administering the relaxing agent – the length of time the IV remains is entirely dependent on the patient and the complexity of the procedure.

Do I Need IV Sedation?

Sedation is the ideal solution for patients suffering from severe dental anxiety that may hinder the completion of certain dental procedures. Patients with low pain tolerance or a strong gag reflex can also benefit from this treatment.

How Does Intravenous Sedation Feel?

IV sedation is fast-acting, taking effect mere moments after administration. The drug induces a ‘twilight,’ deeply relaxed state without making completely unconscious. This allows you to answer questions and be distantly aware of the procedure without feeling any pain or anxiety.

Benefits of IV Sedation

  • Safe

  • Fast-acting

  • Facilitate dental procedures

  • Reversable

  • No anxiety

Do You Need Intravenous Sedation?

Going to the dentist doesn’t need to be stressful. At Dentalmed Associates, we have the systems in place to reduce your anxiety and make your next procedure as smooth as possible. Call us today to learn more!

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