What is intravenous sedation?
Intravenous (IV) sedation is an anesthesia management technique that delivers medications to create states of relaxation and unawareness. Patients will be comfortable and relaxed to allow necessary dental treatments to be performed.
Will I know what is happening?
Patients may have a vague awareness that dental treatment isin progress, but with today’s sedation medications, no fear, anxiety or pain will be present. Memory and recollection of the procedures will be virtually nonexistent.
How is sedation monitored?
State of the art equipment, the same found in operating rooms and ICUs, is used to continuously monitor all of the patient’s vital signs, including blood pressure, heart rate, and breathing. Emergency medications and medical equipment are immediately available in the rare instances that they become necessary. New anesthetics increase safety and reduce recovery time. Each patient is personally attended to ensure maximum safety and comfort.