What is IV Sedation

& is it Safe, Effective, and Controllable?

Dr. Michael Costa

IV sedation dentistry is the deepest form of conscious sedation available in a dental office setting. IV Sedation medications work immediately and can be stopped immediately if necessary. It takes less medicine to achieve better results.

Anxiety about dental treatment

“Fidgety-ness” – meaning you can’t sit still very long

Tooth sensitivity

High Gag Reflex

Low tolerance for pain

If you experience any of the following, you could benefit from sedation:

Less medication needed to be administered than oral sedation

Shorter duration of sedation

Less sleepiness after the procedure

The benefits of Conscious IV Sedation include:

Ability to adjust sedation level during the procedure

Safe – sedation levels are precisely controlled

Medical monitoring – patients are monitored for any potential health threat

Ability to administer other medicines to improve post-operative care (steroids, etc.)

The benefits of Conscious IV Sedation include:

We also employ the services of Mr. Troy Morrison, a Certified Nurse Practitioner (CRNA) with over 30 years of experience.

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if you would like to learn more about sedation dentistry or would like sedation services at your next visit!

Dr. Costa completed advanced coursework for Conscious IV Sedation through Meharry Medical College and is licensed through the Tennessee State Dental Board to provide sedation services.