Intravenous sedation is a moderate type of sedation using general anesthesia. Patients who have previously experienced IV sedation often report feeling like they slept through the entire procedure. Generally, IV sedation is used for shorter treatments. It is administered via direct injection into the bloodstream, which means the effects are immediate. Sometimes patients feel groggy and sleepy when the IV sedatives are withdrawn. This is why it is important to bring a designated driver for the drive home.
The Sofi Dental Team will monitor your vital signs the entire time you are under general anesthesia. We have a Board Certified dental anesthesiologist that assists with the surgery to ensure your safety. Most patients opt for IV sedation when they know that years of dental work can be achieved in one or two visits.
Please contact Dr. Amini or Dr. Saidi with any questions that you might have.