EAST MADISON DENTAL | Tenafly NJ
Have you had or experienced any of the following?
- Fear and anxiety associated with a dental visit?
- Bad dental experience in the past?
- A strong gag reflex?
- Sensitive teeth?
- Difficulty getting numb?
- Complicated dental problems?
If so then sedation dentistry is for you.
How IV Sedation Works
IV sedation is when a drug, usually of the anti-anxiety variety, is administered into the blood system during dental treatment. This is referred to as intravenous conscious sedation (aka “IV sedation”). During IV sedation you remain conscious but in a relaxed state. You will be able to respond to requests from your dentist.
However, you may not be able to remember much of the procedure. There are two factors that can cause this:
- IV sedation induces a state of deep relaxation and a feeling of not being bothered by what’s going on.
- The drugs used for IV sedation can produce either partial or full memory loss (amnesia) for the period of time when the drug first takes effect in until it wears off. As a result, time will appear to pass very quickly and you will not recall much or perhaps nothing at all. This will give you the feeling of being asleep during the procedure.