Intravenous (IV) Sedation
Some procedures in dentistry may require a deep level of sedation for anxious patients. When other methods of sedation aren't quite enough, IV sedation is a good alternative. During IV sedation, an anti-anxiety drug is administered through the blood system while treatment is completed. This allows the medication to be more efficient and to achieve a deeper level of relaxation. You will probably not remember much (or anything at all) about the procedure because of the short-term amnesia it creates.
As with oral sedation, complex procedures seem faster, and more treatment are usually completed in one appointment. You’re always properly monitored for your safety, and you do need someone to drive you home since there will be some lingering effects. Dr. Poe is licensed in IV sedation. Less than 5% of all dentists have this certification and extra training, and there are only two dentists certified to perform IV sedation within 75 miles from our office. We are happy to discuss your sedation needs and customize a plan for you.