Comprehensive Guide to IV Sedation


FAQs on IV Sedation at Dentist Sandgate

What is IV Sedation?

IV sedation, or intravenous sedation, is a method used to help patients relax during dental procedures. A sedative medication is administered through a vein, which allows for quick and controlled sedation levels.

Is IV sedation safe?

Yes, IV sedation is safe when administered by trained professionals. At Sandgate Bayside Dental, our team is experienced in providing IV sedation and monitors patients closely throughout the procedure to ensure their safety.​

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Who is a good candidate for IV sedation?

IV sedation is ideal for patients with

  • severe dental anxiety
  • a low pain threshold
  • sensitive teeth
  • a strong gag reflex
  • or those undergoing lengthy or complex dental procedures.

How will IV sedation make me feel?

IV sedation induces a state of deep relaxation. You will remain conscious but feel extremely relaxed and possibly drowsy. Most patients have little to no memory of the procedure afterward.

Will I be awake during the procedure?

You will be in a state of deep relaxation but awake enough to respond to the dentist’s instructions. However, many patients feel as though they were asleep because they remember very little of the procedure.

How long does it take for the sedation to wear off?

The effects of IV sedation can linger for a few hours after the procedure. You will need someone to drive you home, and you should plan to rest for the remainder of the day.

Are there any side effects of IV sedation?

Common side effects include:

  • drowsiness
  • dry mouth
  • and minor bruising at the injection site.

These effects are usually mild and temporary.

How should I prepare for my appointment with IV sedation?

You should avoid eating or drinking for at least six hours before your appointment. Wear comfortable clothing, and arrange for someone to take you home afterward. Follow any specific instructions provided by our team.

How much does IV sedation cost?

The cost of IV sedation varies depending on the length of the procedure and individual needs. We can provide a detailed estimate during your consultation. Many dental insurance plans offer coverage for sedation dentistry.

What procedures can be done with IV sedation?

IV sedation can be used for a variety of dental procedures, including extractions, root canals, dental implants, and more extensive restorative work. It is particularly beneficial for patients undergoing multiple treatments in one visit. For more information or to schedule a consultation, please contact Sandgate Bayside Dental. Our team is here to ensure your comfort and provide the highest quality dental care.

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