Intravenous Sedation (IV sedation):
Dental surgery is quite often the first surgical procedure for many people. The uncertainty of what to expect is what causes a lot of stress and worry. The first thing patients commonly ask is whether it will be painful. Fortunately, modern anesthesia allows doctors to perform many complex surgeries with little to no discomfort to the patient.
IV sedation enables the patient to feel relaxed and comfortable throughout the surgery. Performing sedation through IV is the safest and most predictable way to reduce anxiety, awareness, and memory during the procedure.
During the sedation, the patient is technically conscious, so the body can maintain its natural reflexes like breathing and swallowing. Many patients, however, are so relaxed they drift in and out of sleep and are frequently unaware of the dental surgery. The intention here is to use the least amount of medication possible while ensuring the patient is comfortable. In addition to being effective and very affordable, IV sedation is extremely safe, making it an attractive option for many doctors.
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