IV Sedation is becoming an increasingly popular choice in modern dentistry. Dealing with difficult dental procedures can keep people away from maintaining their oral health, so solutions such as IV Sedation are a great help in keeping patients current with their dental health.
What Is IV Sedation??
Intravenous (IV) Sedation is also referred to as Conscious Sedation or “twilight sleep”. Once comfortably seated in the dental chair, you are medicated in order to make you relaxed and drowsy …a medication that is directly injected into your bloodstream for quick and efficient results.
You are carefully monitored throughout your IV Sedation procedure, and because you will need to be able to follow commands, there is still some awareness, but you are in an altered state of comfortability that is usually noted as being quite pleasant.
Will I Remember The Oral Procedure?
There does not tend to be much, if any, recollection of the oral procedures one undergoes under the influence of IV Sedation, but there are always variations among individuals.
Reasons why you are likely to forget the procedure include the induced state of deep relaxation and a feeling of not being bothered by what’s going on, as well – the drugs used for IV sedation can produce either partial or full memory loss (amnesia) for the period of time when the drug first kicks in until it wears off. As a result, time will appear to pass very quickly and you will not recall much, or perhaps even nothing at all, of what happened. So it may, indeed, appear as if you were “asleep” during the procedure.
At DentistsRUs, we offer IV Sedation at both our Burnaby Sedation Dental office as well as our Langley Sedation Dental office, as an added service to our patients. It is a very popular option to significantly reduce anxiety, make the time pass quickly, and help forget most of the procedure, all at a very reasonable cost. So call or click on either of these locations to book your next appointment, and enjoy your next dental procedure under a comfortable slumber!