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 in Jacksonville. Give our office a call today to learn more!
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.
Typically, your sedation dentist in Jacksonville recommends this method of sedation if you are:
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.
IV sedation offers a wide range of benefits for patients, including:
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.