IV sedation is often implemented in general dentistry to ease dental phobia, but it is vital when it comes to performing any major procedures like oral and maxillofacial surgery. IV sedation is used for simpler surgeries such as wisdom teeth removal. However, for more complex cases such as jaw reconstruction, it becomes necessary to supply general anesthesia. The patient is put to sleep with an IV and kept asleep with an inhaled anesthesia--just like they do for surgical procedures at a hospital. Patients are attended to by trained anesthesiologists and state-of-the-art monitors that provide sensitive readings of pulse, oxygen levels and blood pressure. Much is done to ensure patients' safety during procedures and their fast recovery from the sedation.
If you feel that IV sedation is the best option for you, set up a consultation today! We are happy to answer any of your questions.