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IV Sedation– Beverly Hills, CA

Stop Dental Anxiety Once and For All

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For many, going to the dentist is quite a stressful experience. For some, it’s so difficult to complete dental care that they end up skipping their dental visits entirely. If your dental anxiety is particularly severe and you find just thinking about dental appointments to be stressful, IV sedation in Beverly Hills could prove to be very helpful. Ready to complete dental treatments without feeling nervous? Call us to learn if IV sedation is right for you!

Why Choose Beverly Hills Complete Dentistry for IV Sedation?

  • Complete Multiple Treatments in a Single Appointment
  • Significantly Reduce Memory of the Overall Visit
  • Experienced Anesthesiologist Providing You Care

What is IV Sedation?

An IV bag filled with sedative medicine.

IV sedation is actually considered to be the most powerful form of sedation you can receive in a dental office. IV stands for “intravenous” because the sedative is actually provided via a medical-grade bag that sits next to you during treatment. Since the sedatives are more powerful, a dedicated anesthesiologist will be administering it and closely monitoring your vitals throughout treatment. Because the effects of IV sedation are so strong, you will need to have a friend or family member accommodate you during your appointment.

Is IV Sedation Right for Me?

A woman smiling at her dental appointment.

We usually recommend IV sedation for patients who struggle with severe dental anxiety or phobia, but that doesn’t mean you have to have anxiety just to receive this particular sedative. For example, those who need to have multiple or long treatments completed can also benefit from it as these types of patients may need additional help staying comfortable in the dental chair. Furthermore, those who have cognitive or physical disabilities can also find comfort in IV sedation.

How Should I Prepare for IV Sedation?

A dental assistant setting up IV sedation in Beverly Hills, CA

It’s important to keep in mind that the effects of IV sedation are generally longer lasting than milder forms like oral conscious sedation. They also do not go away right after treatment ends like nitrous oxide does. In order to receive IV sedation, an accompanying adult will need to come with you to the practice and be available to take you home as the side effects will take about 12 hours to fully wear off. You should not plan to go to work, operate a vehicle, or resume normal activities until you’ve had time for the sedative’s effects to dissipate.