IV Sedation

What is IV Sedation?

IV sedation, or intravenous sedation, involves administering a sedative through a vein, allowing you to enter a sleep-like state. It's ideal for various dental procedures, especially:

  • Oral surgeries
  • Implant placements
  • Extensive dental repairsIV sedation is perfect for patients who experience dental anxiety, have a low pain threshold, or require multiple procedures in one visit.

Are You a Candidate for IV Sedation?

Most patients are eligible for IV sedation, including adults and children who:

  • Experience severe dental anxiety
  • Need extensive dental work
  • Have a history of bad dental experiences
  • Struggle with sitting still during procedures

Dr. Amara Collett will review your medical history during your consultation to ensure IV sedation is safe and appropriate for you.

The IV Sedation Process Explained

Here's what to expect when you opt for IV sedation at Boutique for Cosmetic Dentistry:

  1. Pre-Procedure Consultation: Discuss your health history and any concerns with Dr. Collett.
  2. Day of the Procedure: You'll be made comfortable in one of our state-of-the-art operatories.
  3. Sedation Administration: A small IV is placed in your arm, and the sedation is administered, allowing you to drift into a relaxed state.
  4. Procedure: Our dental team performs the necessary dental work while you are sedated.
  5. Recovery: You'll rest in our recovery area until you're ready to go home. Ensure you have someone to drive you home after the procedure.

Safety and Effectiveness of IV Sedation

At Boutique for Cosmetic Dentistry, we prioritize your safety. IV sedation is monitored by experienced professionals who ensure your vital signs are stable throughout the procedure, making it a safe option for most patients.

The IV Sedation Process Explained
Ready to Learn More About IV Sedation?

Ready to Learn More About IV Sedation?

If IV sedation sounds like the right choice for your dental care, or if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us at (678) 701-6753. Dr. Amara Collett and our friendly team at Boutique for Cosmetic Dentistry in Sandy Springs are here to provide you with all the information you need and schedule your consultation.

frequently asked questions

What if I have dental anxiety?

A lot of patients have dental anxiety, and this is handled in a warm welcoming environment with a caring team to discuss every step along the way as well as use certain techniques, such as IV sedation to control the anxiety.

What are the benefits of IV sedation?

IV sedation, also known as intravenous sedation or conscious sedation, is a safe and efficient method of providing sedation to patients during dental procedures. It involves the administration of sedative medications through a vein, typically in the arm, to induce a relaxed and calm state.

Is IV sedation safe?

Yes, it is described as conscious sedation so the patient remains awake and can respond to verbal cues such as “open”, but the medications provide relaxation and comfort during the procedure. The IV route is safe as it has a rapid onset, and the dosage can be controlled and adjusted to the specific patient. The recovery period for IV sedation is very quick as well.

What dental procedures can IV sedation be used for?

IV sedation can be used for any dental procedure, regardless of the complexity. We even use IV sedation for cleanings!

How do I prepare for a procedure with IV sedation?

A consultation with the doctor followed by picking a date when a ride can accommodate you. No eating or drinking anything at least 6 hours prior to the procedure.

Will I remember my procedure?

With IV sedation there is reduced awareness and memory of the procedure. This is called transient anterograde amnesia, which means patients often have limited memory of the procedure. This can help alleviate anxiety and create a more pleasant experience for individuals who may have dental phobia or a fear of dental treatments.

How will I feel after IV stops being administered?

After the dental procedure and IV sedation are complete, the effects of the sedation gradually wear off. However, it is important for patients to have a responsible adult accompany them to the appointment, as they may still feel drowsy and require some time to fully recover from the sedation.

Can any dentist perform IV sedation?

Not every dentist can perform IV sedation. Special, specific training must be completed and reviewed before anyone can perform IV sedation


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