What is IV Sedation?
Intravenous sedation is administered into the patient’s blood stream and works instantly providing an anxiety free dental experience. The benefit of IV sedation is that the dentist can control the amount of sedation based on the individual needs of the patient. The patient maintains normal breathing and responds to verbal stimuli but is in a highly relaxed state. From the time the patient receives the IV sedation to the moment the procedure is done, the patient will feel as if only a few minutes have passed, and will have no memory of the dental procedure. The patient will need to have a responsible adult drive them home after the dental visit.
If you choose to have your dental procedure completed under IV sedation please adhere to the following instructions:
- No food or beverages for 8 hours prior to your scheduled appointment. You may have water up to 4 hours prior to your scheduled appointment.
- Please wear a short sleeved shirt to your appointment. This will provide access to your upper arms.
- Do not wear any make-up, contact lenses, perfume/colgone, or fragranced lotions.
- You must have a responsible adult available to drop you off and pick you up from your appointment and to stay with you for at least 24 hours afterward.
If you arrive without a ride or have had anything to eat or drink within the required time limits your procedure will be rescheduled.
FOR YOUR SAFETY UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL YOUR PROCEDURE BE DONE IF THESE INSTRUCTIONS ARE NOT FOLLOWED