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What Is IV Sedation?

sleep dentistryIf you’re like many people, you may feel anxious about getting dental treatment, which is why we offer IV sedation, short for intravenous sedation, at Cure Dental. This type of sedation is often used in dental procedures to help patients relax.

It’s administered directly into the bloodstream, offering a deeper level of sedation than what you’d get from oral sedatives or nitrous oxide. While under IV sedation, patients remain conscious but in a state of deep relaxation, often remembering little of the procedure afterwards.

Ideal for Wisdom Teeth Removal

IV sedation is particularly beneficial for complex dental procedures, such as wisdom teeth removal. Its ability to provide a controlled and adjustable level of sedation makes it a preferred choice for patients and dentists alike. At our clinic, a visiting anaesthetist from the hospital provides this service, ensuring professional and secure administration.

What to Expect During & After a Procedure with IV Sedation

During the procedure, you will likely feel very relaxed and drowsy but may remain awake. You might not remember much about the procedure because IV sedation often produces partial or full memory loss (amnesia) for the period when the drug was active in your system. After the procedure, you may feel groggy for several hours, so you need someone to drive you home.

Following the procedure, it’s crucial to follow your dentist’s instructions regarding eating, drinking and taking medications afterward. The time to fully recover from the sedative effects can vary, but most patients return to normal activities within 24 hours.

Exclusively Focused on Your Comfort

Our practice understands the importance of comfort and peace of mind during dental procedures. Whether for implant placements or wisdom teeth extraction, our patients can choose IV sedation for a more pleasant dental visit.

Contact Us Today

If you’re considering dental procedures that may cause anxiety or discomfort, let our team guide you through the process with the gentle support of IV sedation.

Call us today to learn more!

Any invasive or surgical procedure may carry risks. Before moving forward, it is recommended that you seek a second opinion from an appropriately licensed medical professional.

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