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What is IV Sedation?

Posted on 12/5/2022 by Dr. Cheryl Freeman
What is IV Sedation?IV sedation is a form of conscious sedation that helps a patient feel some kind of relaxation. The IV sedation makes you feel great but does not bring you to sleep. The sedation makes you aware of what is going on and this will help you communicate with the dentist as the procedure is going on. During the procedure, you will be able to respond to the verbal commands of the dentist. This type of sedation is intravenous meaning that it is an injection into the vein.

Benefits of IV Sedation

IV sedation works instantly and there is minimal pain during the dental procedure. It is beneficial too since the dentist can monitor you during the procedure and will easily adjust the dosage in case of anything. The IV sedation creates an amnesia period and you will not remember much after the procedure. The IV sedation allows you to stay cooperative and the dentist will perform many procedures during a single appointment.

Preparation of IV Sedation

When getting ready for IV sedation make sure you speak to the dentist about your medical history. Take a driver too to drive you or just an adult escort to take you to the dentist.

During IV Sedation

During the dental procedure, the dentist will administer any medication you will need. You, therefore, need to stay relaxed with any kind of pain relievers or anti-inflammatories the dentist gives intravenously. The dentist at this point monitors your blood pressure, breathing pattern as well as pulse. In case of any severe reaction, the dentist will act immediately.

After IV Sedation

Avoid engaging in strenuous activities after the IV sedation. The escort who takes you to the dentist will collect any medication and instructions that the dentist will give. Visit us today and talk through with the dentist and determine if you are a candidate for IV sedation.

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Dr. Bryan Freeman and Dr. Cheryl Freeman

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134 Davis Street
Asheboro, NC 27203-5469

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