We are proud to offer IV sedation so that all our patients can have a comfortable and positive experience in our office. We truly believe you should have the smile you deserve, no matter how scared you are.
We offer IV sedation that is customized for each patient. After discussing your fears, we will be able to find a treatment plan that is just right for your needs. We offer IV sedation as a safe and effective way to give our patients the treatment they need without inducing anxiety.
With IV sedation, you will be required to not eat or drink anything for at least 8 hours before the procedure. You will be given a pill about an hour before your procedure. This is used to help you relax, so you will need someone to drive you to and from your appointment. As soon as you arrive at our office, one of our staff members will help you to your room.
Dr. Goodwin, or a nurse anesthetist, will place an IV catheter and will give you the medication that will put you in a deeper state of relaxation. Because you receive the sedative drug through a vein, it goes to work more quickly. This method allows Dr. Goodwin, or a nurse anesthetist, to continually adjust the level of sedation.
Most patients snooze through their appointments and can be awakened with a gentle shake but remember little to nothing of their appointment.
Dr. Goodwin will be able to assist you in waking up to the “smile” you have always wanted. Please feel free to ask our office staff about your options in Sedation Dentistry. They will be happy to help you!