IV Sedation in Ottawa, ON
Some patients avoid going to the dentist because they have fear or anxiety associated with painful treatments. Fortunately, at Dow’s Lake Dental, we offer IV sedation to keep you relaxed throughout your procedure. You can have peace of mind knowing that you’re improving your oral health without enduring the pain. Most patients report feeling calm and euphoric throughout their treatment, and typically don’t recall the procedure after it’s over.
What is IV Sedation?
IV sedation is a type of anesthesia that’s used to have a relaxing and drowsy effect. Once absorbed into the bloodstream, the anesthetic will cause patients to feel sleepy and lethargic, but will still allow them to remain conscious throughout the procedure, depending on the dosage. It’s also strong enough to limit any memories of the procedure, helping reduce your anxiety for future dental visits. IV sedation is commonly used in a variety of different dental procedures, from wisdom tooth extraction to root canal therapy, to help you relax. Depending on your level of anxiety and the type of procedure you’re having, your dentist can easily customize the dose to ensure you’re comfortable throughout the treatment.
Benefits of IV Sedation
Upon being administered, patients will enter a completely relaxed state almost immediately. Once the procedure is finished, the sleepy and groggy effects will gradually wear off over the course of a few hours. IV Sedation is appropriate for patients who: -Are fearful of visiting the dentist and may neglect the proper oral care that they need. -Have a low pain threshold -Have relatively sensitive teeth -Have a sensitive gag reflex -Are undergoing a complicated or lengthy procedure
Contact Us for Pain-Free Procedures
Come see us at Dow’s Lake Dental and let us show you how IV sedation can help relieve all of your dental fears and apprehensions. Schedule a consultation with Dr. El-Hawary by calling (613) 406-6464 or simply fill out the contact form. With IV sedation you can improve your oral health, without enduring the pain.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is IV sedation the same as general anesthesia?
How is sedation administered?Is IV sedation the same as general anesthesia?
Sedation is administered in different ways depending on the type of sedation you’re receiving. Different types of sedation include:
-Minimal sedation can be achieved with gas–nitrous oxide, or with a pill. You’ll feel drowsy but still be able to talk.
-Moderate sedation is attained with a pill or through an IV. You may fall asleep and might not remember anything.
-Deep sedation is administered intravenously and you’ll sleep through the procedure.
Nitrous oxide is the only type of sedation where you may be able to drive home following the procedure.