IV Sedation Dentistry

At Patrick Toms DMD, we have dental sedation options that fit your needs. Through oral sedation or IV sedation you can have a visit that is relaxing and stress free.

What is a dental IV sedation?

IV sedation dentistry occurs when medication is administered to a patient through his/her blood stream after a needle is inserted into his/her arm or back of the hand. If more medication is needed, the dentist can administer additional drugs, and the effects are felt immediately. Amnesia, or the loss of memory, is often associated most with this form of sedation. While under the effect of IV sedation, a patient's heart rate, oxygen saturation and blood pressure are closely monitored.

During IV sedation, patients remain conscious, breathe on their own and can still hear dialog and respond to requests; however, because of their deep state of relaxation, patients often have little, if any, recollection of the dental procedure.

IV sedation Facts

  • Rapid feeling of deep sedation
  • Sedative effects can be increased or decreased depending on the individual's needs
  • Ideal for individuals who have strong dental phobias
  • Creates partial or full memory loss

If you would like to learn more about IV sedation, contact our office today. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

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