IV Sedation Dentistry

There are many ways to sedate a patient and make the visit to the dentist very comfortable and painless. In our office we offer IV Conscious sedation. We administer medications through an IV directly into your vein much like what is done by an anesthesiologist at a hospital.

The medications will make you extremely relaxed and ready to enjoy your dental visit. We do not put you to sleep. You will be conscious the whole time and able to respond to commands and conversation. You will, however, be so relaxed that you may fall asleep in the chair and take a nap while we are completing your treatment.

You will also not remember any of the procedures that we do so the visit will be very comfortable. When done you will be able to walk out of the office, with a little help of course.

We also offer Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas) with or without an oral sedative. Although not as predictable as IV sedation, this form of sedation offers a way to take the edge off of the dental appointment and reduce your anxiety.

With just Nitrous Oxide alone, you do not need a ride to take you home. With oral sedation and IV sedation, you must have a ride that can take you home and stay with you for a number of hours while you recover.

Sedation of any form is a great way to reduce your anxiety so you will be able to have that smile you have always dreamed of having.

Contact us for more information about IV Sedation.


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"Imagine that- a pleasant trip to the dentist!
I have always been terrified of dentist, because of some bad experiences years ago. However, my visit to Dr Brett was really pleasant. Yes I was nervous, I just knew something awful was about to happen. I have been twice now and I think the next time I won't be so nervous because I believe they do everything possible to keep one as comfortable as possible. I could never have imagined a pleasant trip to the dentist until now. Wish I had gone to him years ago."

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