What is IV Sedation?
IV sedation is a form of conscious sedation that puts you in a deep state of relaxation and prevents the patient from feeling pain. During conscious sedation, you are able to stay awake and respond to verbal commands.
Dr. David Craig offers IV Sedation to patients undergoing dental extractions and bone grafts.
While IV sedation does not function as a painkiller, it will effectively numb you throughout the procedure, ensuring that you experience minimal to no discomfort.
Your dentist will also be able to monitor your vitals and adjust the dosage throughout the procedure.
Meet Dr. Craig
Dr. David Craig is a general dentist who has completed additional training in IV Sedation. He helps his patients feel more comfortable during various dental procedures. Procedures like complicated extractions, and bone grafts greatly benefit from IV sedation.
What Does IV Sedation Feel Like?
IV sedation induces a state of deep relaxation and may make you very sleepy. However, if you do fall asleep you can be woken with a gentle nudge. Unlike general anesthesia, you will maintain consciousness throughout your procedure, enabling you to comprehend and respond to the dentist's instructions.
IV sedation also causes complete or partial memory loss from the time it is administered until the effects wear off. This means you're likely to not remember much of the appointment once it's over.
How is IV Sedation Administered?
IV, which stands for intravenous, indicates that the sedative will be introduced into the bloodstream through injection.
This is done using a very fine needle that is injected into a vein close to the surface of the skin, either in the back of your hand or your arm.
A tube is used to deliver the medication, connecting to the needle and remaining securely in position throughout the entire procedure.