Safe IV Sedation

Generally, sedation is a predictable part of routine dental care, especially for patients who fear visiting the dentist. That fear and anxiety can be multiplied many times over when that treatment includes oral surgery, and general sedation techniques (such as nitrous oxide or oral sedation) may not be enough for the occasion. Intravenous, or IV, sedation is a more powerful form of sedation that’s administered directly into the bloodstream through an intravenous drip. The effects are deeper than general dental sedation and are more consistent throughout each procedure. We only administer IV sedation in the presence of a trained anesthesiologist for optimal safety.

When to choose IV sedation

If you experience an oral health condition that requires surgery but also suffer from dental anxiety or fear, then IV sedation may be necessary regardless of the specific treatment you receive. For most patients who don’t experience heightened anxiety, it may be recommended for procedures such as:

Ask about IV sedation during your visit

IV sedation provides a deep level of relaxation to help make your oral surgery more comfortable and convenient. For optimal safety, a trained anesthesiologist is always present during the administration of IV sedation. To schedule your consultation, call the Texas Institute of Oral, Facial & Implant Surgery in Midlothian, TX, today at 469-649-8259. We also serve patients who live in Dallas, Mansfield, Cedar Hill, Duncanville, Desoto, Red Oak, Waxahachie, Ft. Worth, and all surrounding communities.