IV Sedation Dentistry ~ General Anesthesia
Is IV sedation right for you? Find out in a free consultation, which includes X-rays. Call (480) 493-0046 to schedule your consult.
IV sedation dentistry (also known as general anesthesia) is the best option if you’re extremely afraid of dental treatment or need to have dental surgery or complex restorative treatment completed.
We administer medication through an IV that’s attached to your arm, and in just seconds, you’re completely under. During this type of sedation dentistry, we monitor your blood pressure, pulse, and oxygen levels throughout the procedure.
IV sedation dentistry works well if you:
- can’t typically get numb (or have an adverse reaction to Novocain)
- have extreme sensitivity
- prefer to complete multi-part dental treatments in just one visit
- are undergoing oral surgery (such as a tooth extraction)
- have a severe gag reflex
- suffer from profound dental anxiety or phobia
- have a physical condition that makes it challenging to undergo certain types of dental procedures
With IV sedation, you’ll have to ask someone to pick you up after your dental appointment and stay with you at home for two to four hours to make sure that you’re okay.
We’re one of the few dental offices in the Phoenix area to offer all three types of sedation for dentistry. Of these, IV sedation is the deepest form of sedation, followed by oral sedation (also known as conscious sedation) and laughing gas (also known as nitrous oxide). In a free consultation, we can talk about which type of sedation would be best for you.
Please note: Our dental office is in Mesa, at 2727 East McKellips Road, which is near Red Mountain Freeway and Gilbert. We are in network (preferred providers) for most major dental insurance plans.