Severe Dental Anxiety or Require Extensive Oral Surgery – IV Conscious Sedation
IV sedation creates a greater level of anxiety relief, compliance, and sedation compared to regular doses of oral sedation. The drug used in our IV sedation cases is Versed.
Versed is part of a group of drugs called benzodiazepines. Versed is a central nervous system depressant and it provides sedation, hypnosis-like compliance, anxiety relief, drowsiness, reduced gag reflex and muscle relaxation. It generally induces anterograde amnesia, so majority of patient’s don’t remember the entire procedure.
Due to the drug being administered IV, it can be titrated to the perfect amount so the patient becomes aware and less sedated at the end of treatment.
Some people have fear of being completely out, as during surgery. But with IV sedation you remain conscious and still aware and able to respond to surroundings.Throughout the entire IV sedation procedure your vital signs including BP, pulse rate, and Pulse Oximetry (Oxygenation of Blood) are monitored for complete safety.