At SmileArts Dental, IV sedation is offered as a highly effective way to avoid of dental anxiety. IV sedation, sometimes referred to as “sleep dentistry", is a type of anesthesia that completely relaxes the patient. Although lighter than general anesthesia, IV sedation eliminates pain and leaves patients with little to no memory of the procedure. Nitrous is given if desired to relax the patient, an IV is started, and Dr. Aaron administers medicine that works quickly and efficiently. Dr. Aaron prefers IV sedation to other forms of anesthesia for a variety of reasons. Some benefits of IV sedation include:
- Reliability. IV sedation offers reliable and immediate results, making it a predictable anesthesia.
- Patient comfort. You will be fully relaxed and pain-free during the dental procedure.
- Faster recovery. When compared to oral sedation, IV sedation enables you to recover more quickly.
- Safe. The IV sedation will only be administered by Dr. Aaron Cohenour, an IV sedation credentialed dentist.