IV Sedation Dentistry

Millions of North Americans avoid the dentist. Some had traumatic experiences as children. Others suffered pain as adults. Still more were swayed by stereotypes in movies or parental horror stories. For others it’s a simple matter of time. No matter the reason, far too many of these individuals simply stopped seeking routine dental care because they were frightened. Even when they were faced with such warning signs as pain in their mouths or gums they still stayed away from the dentist. Now their overall health may be at risk. If this sounds like you, we want to help.

IV sedation dentistry is a proven, safe and effective way to help patients—including those with high anxiety or those with physical responses including gagging or difficulty getting numb.

Medication is delivered through IV. To ensure your safety, while you are medicated you are continually monitored for vital signs. Baseline readings are taken at your first visit so we know what is normal for you.

Points to remember: IV Sedation is a moderate sedation.

  • It is safe.
  • You are in control of your own airways and reflex.
  • You cannot respond to verbal commands of the dental team
  • You can return to work the next day without any problems.
  • You feel like you are having a nice afternoon nap.
  • You are relaxed and will have no recall of any of the dental procedures

Whether you’ve been postponing a simple dental checkup, restorative care or a brand-new smile, now’s the time to take care of yourself. Now is the time to move forward into a healthier future.

If you need moderate sedation where you are completely unaware, call one of the Willow Dental Care Clinics closest to you that provide IV Sedation.