Intravenous sedation is a form of dental sedation that is administered “intravenously” or through the veins. A small needle is inserted into a vein and the medication is delivered continuously to the patient's system. This type of sedation works quickly and helps to control pain and anxiety. With intravenous sedation dentistry, dentists can work more efficiently with patients who feel overwhelmed by fear and anxiety during dental procedures.
Once the patient has been given an intravenous sedative, they can relax and the dentist can work in peace. Intravenous sedation is an ideal solution for those who suffer from dental anxiety or fear of the dentist, needles, and other sharp dental equipment. It helps to relax them during the procedure so that they don't feel pain or fear. Whether it's the pain or the environment that concerns you, or if you're feeling anxious about the condition of your teeth, dentistry with intravenous sedation can help you perform important dental procedures in comfort. Before beginning IV sedation treatment, an expert will talk with you and help you decide if it is right for you. Intravenous sedation not only helps patients feel more relaxed during their dental procedure, but it also makes them less afraid of the dentist in general, encouraging them to return to the dentist regularly from now on.
Additionally, dental sedation allows for multiple types of dental work to be completed in one go, such as tooth extractions, endodontic treatments, dental implants, and more. Sedatives provide dentists with the opportunity to perform a number of dental procedures at once so they don't have to do them again later on. If you have dental problems or are missing out on routine dental care due to anxiety or fear, dentistry with intravenous sedation may be the right solution for you. When undergoing IV sedation, it is important to note that it can often take many hours for the sedative effect to completely wear off, making it unsafe to drive home. The tube delivers the sedative directly into the bloodstream and remains in the vein throughout the procedure.