The dental practice of Smiles Santa Monica is pleased to offer IV sedation to help patients relax during their treatment. Our dentist will help determine when IV sedation may be appropriate and if it is a good option for you. Our team is trained and experienced in administering sedatives, and we will ensure that you remain comfortable and safe during your treatment. Please contact us at 310-829-0808 to schedule your appointment with IV sedation in Santa Monica, California.
Does the thought of going to the dentist make you feel anxious? If so, you may benefit from an IV sedation at our office. IV sedation is considered a moderate sedation, meaning you are still awake, but you may not remember much of what happened during the procedure and may slur your words while speaking. Being sedated causes you to relax, and although you are not unconscious, you may end up falling asleep during the procedure.
IV sedation acts much quicker than oral sedation or nitrous oxide because it is administered through a vein. Doctors are also able to adjust the amount of sedation that is needed throughout the procedure, allowing you to be the most comfortable during your treatment. The effects of an IV sedation typically wear off after 12-24 hours; due to the lengthy recovery time, it is important to have a family member or friend drive you home from the dentist after your procedure, and to stay with you for some time afterwards.
Getting an IV sedation is a good option for patients who suffer from dental anxiety. Anxiety may come when you come in for a new treatment, or from the normal sights and sounds of a dental office; if this is the case for you, an IV sedation could help you feel more relaxed during your visit. Discuss any concerns or questions with our dentist beforehand, and our team will ensure that you are comfortable during your treatment. We invite you to contact us today to learn more!