IV or Intravenous Sedation
IV or intravenous sedation involves injecting a sedation medication directly into a vein in the patient’s arm or hand. While the patient is considered ‘semi-awake’ during the dental procedure, many patients do not remember the procedure after the sedation medication wears off. For patients with more complex procedures such as wisdom teeth extractions or oral implants, IV sedation may be the right choice. Also, patients with very high anxiety or a severe gag reflex can benefit from IV sedation.
Because this approach is administered by way of an IV, the dentist can adjust the amount of sedating medication the patient receives. This makes it possible to personalize the sedation to suit each patient. The dentists at Village Park are knowledgeable in all sedation methods and are ready to answer all your questions regarding sedation dentistry. Give them a call today, 281-376-4444.