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In-Office IV Sedation

In-office IV sedation allows dental patients to be completely sedated during their entire treatment procedure, so that they are unaware of anything going on during the entire appointment. It’s the most complete form of sedation available in a dental office that reaches a deeper level of sedation than other forms used, such as oral sedation.

The reason IV sedation is so effective, is because the medication has a rapid onset after being delivered intravenously to the patient. The level of sedation is carefully controlled, and additional medication can be given if needed. Sedation is achieved very quickly, and is reversed just as fast once the procedure is completed and the medication is cut off.

Many people choose in-office IV sedation because it prevents the need to have dental treatment completed in a hospital setting, but gives them the ability to complete their care when they might not otherwise be able to. Choosing sedation is based on a variety of individual needs, including anxiety or the inability to remain still during treatment. Adults and children can be considered for IV sedation, as long as they are relatively healthy and have no serious health concerns.

Being sedated for dental care also allows the dentist to complete as much treatment as possible during a single appointment. In most cases, all of the dental treatment can be finished, reducing the need for additional dental appointments for the various phases of care. It makes care very convenient for both the patient and dentist, and helps patients get their oral health back under control as easily and quickly as possible.

Posted of the behalf of Justin Scott


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