IV sedation is a type of sedation dentistry that is administered through the arm or hand. It combines a few chemicals together in order to induce a state of deep relaxation and no memory of the treatment. Many patients with dental anxieties prefer this method of sedation, due to the fact that it removes any memory of the procedure.
Yes, IV sedation is safe when administered by a certified sedation dentist like Dr. Grubb. IV sedation can be controlled at all times during your treatment, which means that it’s easier to fall under the sedation and come out of it comfortably. This is preferred over oral sedation, which typically uses pills that patients ingest, and can take longer to wear off.
IV sedation has been used for children, adults, and elders, but the most important aspect is your medical history. So long as you don’t have any conditions that could interfere with IV sedation, it’s generally safe for use. The best way to uncover if you’re a candidate for IV sedation is to speak with Dr. Grubb during a one-on-one consultation.
Dr. Grubb is certified to administer and monitor the IV sedation during your treatment. Our dental assistants will also be on hand to keep an eye on your vital signs.
As the IV sedation wears off, common side effects include:
Do you have more questions about IV sedation and want to consult a professional IV sedation provider? Look no further than Dr. Grubb in Havre de Grace, and contact us to schedule a consultation. Dr. Grubb will be happy to answer your questions, and we’ll show you around our office.
Going to the dentist doesn’t have to be a scary experience. At Family Implant & Restorative Dentistry, Dr. Grubb is proud to provide IV sedation dentistry to patients near the Havre de Grace area. Contact us by calling (410) 939-5800 or by out an online contact form to schedule a consultation or set up your next appointment.