This method of anxiety relief is used for patients who may be medically compromised or who fear the dental treatment for a variety of reasons. The medication is administered directly into the bloodstream, and it can be increased on as-needed basis throughout the procedure. This type of sedation is administered on site by a medical Anesthesiologist.
If your child requires deep sedation due to extreme dental fear or extensive and difficult dental treatment, we have a board certified, medical anesthesiologist (M.D.) who provides I.V. Sedation on-site, so other travel isn’t necessary. We always adhere to the special safety guidelines for anesthesia administration that were set by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry as well as the American Academy of Pediatrics.
IV Sedation is used in situations where a child has extensive dental treatment needs, they are too young of an age to cooperated, for very difficult procedures, severe dental anxiety and in cases of previous traumatic experiences.