We use IV sedation when you need a deeper level of sedation. This form of sedation works more quickly as it is administered through a vein. However, rather than putting you to sleep, the sedative helps you to feel relaxed through your appointment. While you will be able to respond to the dentist’s questions, you will not feel pain and your memory of the treatment procedure will be vague once the sedative wears off. You will need to have someone drive you to and from our office, so please plan for transportation in advance.
Is IV Sedation Right for You?
IV sedation is an excellent option if you are apprehensive of the dentist or dental procedures. We may also recommend this form of sedation if you are undergoing complex procedures or you need to undergo multiple dental procedures in one visit.
If you suffer from dental phobia, be sure to discuss your anxiety with your dentist. At Dental Specialties Northwest, providing a stress-free environment, and the right level of sedation is key to managing that anxiety.