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IV Sedation – Jacksonville, FL

Comfortable, Anxiety-Free Dentistry

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At Jacksonville Dental Specialists, we’re proud to offer several forms of dental sedation, including IV sedation. Dr. Richard Aguila has extensive training and experience providing sedation and is a proud member of the Florida and American Dental Societies of Anesthesiology and holds a certificate in conscious sedation. If you experience severe dental fear or anxiety or require an invasive treatment, we can ensure that you feel comfortable and relaxed at your appointment with IV sedation dentistry in Jacksonville. Give our office a call today to learn more!

Why Choose Jacksonville Dental Specialists for IV Sedation?

  • Experienced & Qualified Sedation Dentist
  • Friendly & Caring Dental Team
  • Dentist Certified in Conscious Sedation

What is IV Sedation?

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IV sedation, which involves the intravenous delivery of sedation medication for near-immediate effect, is typically recommended for patients who are needing oral surgery or an invasive treatment or who have severe dental phobia. It’s the strongest form of dental sedation that we offer and can help make even the most nervous patients feel right at home in the treatment chair.

Before your procedure begins, our team will place the IV that will administer the medication directly into your bloodstream. It will cause you to feel deeply relaxed nearly immediately, and we’ll continue to monitor your vitals throughout your visit. Some patients experience drowsiness and even fall asleep, but you will remain conscious enough to respond to our questions if necessary. Because the effects can last for up to 12 hours, you’ll need to have someone drop you off and pick you up from your appointment.

Who Is a Good Candidate for IV Sedation?

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Typically, your sedation dentist in Jacksonville recommends this method of sedation if you are:

  • Receiving a lengthy procedure
  • Having an oral surgery
  • Experiencing severe dental fear or anxiety
  • Having difficulty sitting still during treatment

We’ll let you know if we believe IV sedation is right for your visit and collect a medical history beforehand to make sure you’re a good candidate.

The Benefits of IV Sedation

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IV sedation offers a wide range of benefits for patients, including:

  • Stronger, faster-acting sedation than nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation.
  • Remain conscious throughout your treatment but stay deeply relaxed.
  • Constant vital monitoring ensures safety.
  • Customized medication dosages that can be altered throughout your procedure.
  • Lower risk of complications and side effects.

If you have any questions or concerns about receiving this method of sedation, don’t hesitate to reach out to our friendly team before your procedure. We’d be happy to give you the answers you need to feel confident about your appointment.