This method of anxiety relief is used for patients who may be medically compromised or who fear the dental treatment for a variety of reasons. The medication is administered directly into the bloodstream, and it can be increased on as-needed basis throughout the procedure. This type of sedation is offered in our office on site and is administered by a dental Anesthesiologist.
IV Sedation is used in situations where a child has extensive dental treatment needs, they are too young of an age to cooperate, for very difficult procedures, severe dental anxiety and in cases of previous traumatic experiences.
Our office uses the services of Ambulatory Anesthesia Associates for our cases requiring IV sedation.