IV sedation can benefit you if you:
- are anxious about being at the dentist
- have difficulty sitting still in the dental chair for longer procedures
- have a sensitive gag reflex
- have multiple longer treatments that need to be completed and you want to get them done in fewer appointments
- have a more difficult dental procedure that needs to be done such as certain implant procedures, or extraction of wisdom teeth
At Saint Anthony Park Dental Care, patient safety and health is our first and primary goal.
Not every patient is a good candidate for sedation.
Oral or IV-sedation administration requires an initial standard consultation with the dentist to review your health history, evaluate your dental needs, explain the procedure/options, review the consent forms, and answer any questions you may have. It is important to bring a list of or know all of the medications you are taking so that the dental team can evaluate for any possible interactions with the sedation drugs. Any drug allergies/interactions will also be reviewed and documented.
At the time of your appointment, we will review your treatment plan, consent forms, and reassess anew your ability that day to undergo sedation. You will be closely monitored throughout your sedation procedure to assess your condition, with monitoring devices used, as appropriate, to track your blood pressure, heart rate and rhythm (ECG), oxygen level in your blood stream, pulse, and the effectiveness of your breathing (end tidal CO2 and number of breaths per minute). You will be accompanied at all times by a member of our dental team to ensure your comfort and monitor your condition.