Is IV Sedation Dentistry Safe?
IV sedation is an extremely safe form of administering sedation; it’s safer than oral sedation, in fact. The goal is to use as little medication as possible to achieve comfort throughout the treatment. We watch the constant drip through the intravenous tube at all times during the procedure, and, if necessary, we can administer an antidote quickly to reverse the effects of the medication.
Can I eat before dental sedation?
If you choose to utilize IV dental sedation, you will want to ensure that you do not eat anything for at least six hours before your appointment. You are allowed to continue drinking water up until two hours before your treatment. It is extremely important to follow the rules that your dentist gives you, and if you forget and eat something within the six-hour time frame, please let our team know so we can adjust your treatment plan accordingly.
How much does dental sedation cost?
Some dental insurance plans will offer at least partial coverage for using IV sedation with certain procedures, so it’s worth checking with your provider. For patients without insurance, we do accept payment plans through CareCredit® and Lending Club, which can help break up the upfront cost of dental sedation and treatment into more feasible monthly payments. We never want patients to forgo services that they really need, so if financing your dental care or sedation is a concern for you, please get in touch with our team.
How long do the effects of IV sedation last?
One of the great benefits of using IV dental sedation is that the effects can be felt almost immediately because the sedative is administered directly into the bloodstream. You will feel the effects for the entire appointment, and you can expect to feel mostly back to normal within an hour or so. However, you should still plan on spending the rest of the day resting and recovering, and driving is not allowed for 24 hours following an appointment where IV sedation is used.Contact Us