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
High Gag Reflex
Low tolerance for pain
Less medication needed to be administered than oral sedation
Shorter duration of sedation
Less sleepiness after the procedure
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.)
We also employ the services of Mr. Troy Morrison, a Certified Nurse Practitioner (CRNA) with over 30 years of experience.
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.