If a patient has extreme difficulty receiving dental treatment, our dentists may recommend in-office anesthesia, also known as deep IV sedation. This sedation induces sleep, making it easy for our dentists and team to provide the necessary care.
Deep IV sedation is usually administered through an injection into the hand or arm. We may also use a long-lasting local anesthetic during the procedure so that the patient will wake up feeling numb after treatment and remain comfortable after the general anesthetic wears off.
Our dentists may recommend anesthesia when:
You will be provided with detailed instructions about eating and drinking before and after your procedure, as well as instructions on post-operative care following treatment. Please follow these instructions as closely as possible.
If you have any questions about anesthesia and deep IV sedation, please contact our office to learn more information.