IV sedation (intravenous sedation), is administered into the bloodstream using anti-anxiety drugs to achieve a state of deep conscious sedation. Although you will not actually be asleep, you will enjoy a heightened state of relaxation — and probably won’t remember much about the procedure afterwards. Your appointment will be a dream — and hours in the chair will feel like minutes.
Dr. Andow works with a licensed nurse anesthetist so throughout your appointment your breathing, heart rate and blood pressure will be closely monitored. Because the anti-anxiety drugs are give through an IV, your level of sedation can be precisely adjusted so you will be comfortable throughout your visit. You will generally recover quickly from IV sedation, although you may feel slightly groggy immediately afterwards.
The benefits of IV Sedation:
- Anti-anxiety drugs are quick-acting
- Extremely effective for moderate to severe anxiety
- In many cases, you can get ALL of your dental treatment done in one visit
- Level of sedation can be adjusted during the procedure so you will remain comfortable at all times
Don’t let anxiety keep you from having a healthy, sparking smile. Dr. Andow and his staff has the expertise, skills and training to put even the most anxious patients at ease. Contact us today…and get the ultimate in relaxation dentistry.