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IV Sedation Specialist

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates and Advanced Dental Implants -  - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates and Advanced Dental Implants

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon located in Bayside, Bayside, NY & Upper East Side, New York, NY

Scott Goldstein, MS, DDS, Peter Rosa, DDS, MD, FACS, and the team of dedicated providers at Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates and Advanced Dental Implants are dedicated to making your oral surgery a positive experience. To that end, they offer high-quality IV sedation to help their patients stay relaxed during procedures. Schedule a visit by phone or online to one of the New York City offices in Bayside, Queens, and Manhattan's Upper East Side today to learn more about IV sedation.

IV Sedation Q & A

What is IV sedation?

IV sedation, or conscious sedation, is a treatment designed to ease anxiety during oral surgery. It involves introducing sedatives into your body by using an intravenous (IV) drip. 

It takes a particular skillset and specialized training to properly administer IV sedation, which is why most dental offices usually offer other sedation methods instead (like nitrous oxide or oral conscious sedation). 

The team at Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates and Advanced Dental Implants, however, is highly skilled in IV sedation and provides the service safely and effectively. 

What are the effects of IV sedation?

IV sedation puts you in an enhanced state of relaxation and makes you generally less aware of what’s going on during your procedure. It doesn’t fully put you to sleep, so you’ll be able to respond to your oral surgeon and follow basic commands during your treatment. 

The effects of IV sedation come on quickly, and the dosage is easily adjustable. It sometimes causes amnesia, so you won’t remember much about your visit or your treatment. 

Am I a candidate for IV sedation?

IV sedation is a more advanced form of sedation dentistry than nitrous oxide or oral conscious sedation and is therefore typically reserved for patients with severe dental anxiety. If you’re older or have certain health conditions, you might be more at risk for certain side effects. 

The team at Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates and Advanced Dental Implants works with you to determine whether IV sedation is appropriate for your particular circumstances.

If you and the team opt for IV sedation, it can be an excellent tool in helping you receive the thorough dental care you need.

What happens after IV sedation?

While you won’t lose consciousness during your procedure, you’ll likely be groggy after your IV sedation, so you’ll need to arrange for a friend or family member to take you home from your procedure. 

You should avoid scheduling anything for the rest of your day, as you might need or want time to rest afterward.

Find out more about IV sedation at Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates and Advanced Dental Implants today and schedule a consultation by phone or online.