IV Sedation: A Q&A Introduction

Have you been trying to figure out the difference between different types of dental sedation and you have found that you’ve become most curious about IV sedation? Maybe you’ve received nitrous oxide and oral sedation before, so you’re curious about this remaining option. Perhaps you heard from a friend that she had a wonderful experience with this type of sedative. Whatever the case, we are more than happy to explain this and all of our sedation selections to you. Just ask!

Questions and Answers

Question: Are IV sedation and general anesthesia the same thing?

Answer: Yes. Whether you hear it referred to as IV sedation, intravenous sedation, or general anesthesia, these terms all refer to the same type of dental sedation.

Question: When you compare IV sedation to other types of dental sedation that you offer, where does it land as far as its strength is concerned?

Answer: It is considered the strongest form of sedation that we offer, though remember that it is a conscious sedative. This means you’ll still be awake throughout your care with us. However, you will experience an extraordinarily deep sense of calm. Many patients, once their visit is through, do not remember their experience due to the effects of the drug (this might lead you to assume you were sleeping).

Question: Who is going to be giving me the IV sedation? Is this safe for me to receive at your practice?

Answer: Of course, we take all measures to ensure the safety of your care with our practice. Your dental sedation will be provided to you by a trained anesthesiologist. You can rest assured that your vitals will be watched throughout the entirety of your visit with us.

Enjoy Very Relaxing Care With Sedation

Remember that our care will be relaxing and comfortable, thanks in part to dental sedation! Schedule the time you need in Santa Rosa, CA by calling Santa Rosa Oral Surgery at 707-545-4625 to schedule your visit today.