Iv sedation at center for implant dentistry, fremont
WHAT IS IV SEDATION?
Center for Implant Dentistry is one of only a few in our area that has been licensed to provide Intravenous (IV) sedation. This advanced technique for delivering sedatives is preferred by many patients planning oral surgery. The adjustability and safety of IV sedation, when administered by a properly trained professional, makes it a wonderful choice. Dr. Jain has completed comprehensive IV sedation training at the Medical College of Georgia. Additionally, all of our dentists are trained in emergency medicine.
One of the benefits of IV sedation is that, due to delivery directly into the bloodstream, there is only momentary delay in effectiveness. In contrast, oral sedatives take time to reach peak effectiveness, so they must be taken in advance. IV sedation allows the doctor to increase or decrease the dosage as needed throughout a dental procedure. This means we can easily maintain optimal comfort and safety.
Although dental procedures can be performed with local anesthetic only, patients often prefer that sedation be included in their treatment. Because every situation, procedure, and patient is unique, we offer various options for sedation. In addition to the quick-action of IV sedation, an advantage of this method is that it enables patients to complete multiple procedures in a single day.
IS IT RIGHT FOR YOU?
Sedation, either oral or IV, is safe for the vast majority of patients. However, there are occasional exceptions. To ensure optimal safety and comfort for the patient, we perform a comprehensive examination and an evaluation of medical history before recommending sedation. Our assessment process also enables us to determine the most appropriate sedative for each patient.
It is very important that you disclose any allergies, as well as any other medications that you are taking when you consult us. Although people tend to think of drug interactions as occurring between prescription drugs only, we will also need to know about any over the counter medicines, dietary supplements, vitamins, herbal formulas, or recreational drugs you are taking.