IV Sedation

We work with a team of nurse anesthetists, with more than 25 years experience, to provide sedation with medications through an IV in your arm. The nurse anesthetist continuously monitors your blood pressure, heart rate and blood oxygen levels allowing our endodontist to provide excellent root canal treatment.  

Advantages of IV sedation:

  • Most predictable sedation results.
  • Sedation level quickly adjustable.
  • Profound amnesia effects.

Disadvantages of IV sedation:

  • Cost.  IV sedation visits significantly increase the cost of dental care.  Oral sedation and nitrous oxide sedation are quality, cost-effective alternatives.
  • Requires the use of a needle to gain access to a vein.
  • Transportation is required to and from the dental office.

 

Is Sedation Dentistry For You?

Sedation dentistry is a safe and effective way of completing your root canal needs in a comfortable and pain free environment.  Dentists have used sedation medications for many years to relieve fear and apprehensions associated with dental appointments, however, sedation dentistry isn’t only for patients who are nervous about dental procedures.

Sedation dentistry helps patients who:

  • Experience pain because of sensitive teeth
  • Have difficulty controlling their gag reflex
  • Do not respond well to numbing medications
  • Have difficulty controlling movements
  • Special needs