South High Dental IV Sedation Columbus, OH


What is iv sedation?

IV sedation is a technique used by specially trained dentists to keep patients comfortably sedated through an entire appointment. Unlike general anesthesia, which also is delivered intravenously, IV sedation is a form of conscious sedation where the patient is never completely asleep. Our dentists here at South High Dental will use an IV line in your arm or hand to administer the sedative drugs.

IV Sedation

What is Conscious Sedation?

Conscious sedation lets even the most high fear patient have a relaxing and comfortable dental visit. Since the patient is comfortable, one of our dentists here at South High Dental is able to accomplish the work of several appointments in just one. There are a number of conscious sedation techniques, but they all have certain things in common. While the goal of general anesthesia is for the patient to sleep, in dentistry it is much more common to use conscious sedation, where the patient is sedated and comfortable, yet still awake. When one of our dentists here at South High Dental uses conscious sedation, you don’t really fall asleep, even though sometimes it feels like you did. That’s because sedation feels so relaxing and peaceful that the patient doesn’t even notice the passing of time. Many of the medications used in conscious sedation have an amnesiac effect as well, leaving patients with little or no memory of their dental appointment, and further adding to the feeling that the patient was asleep.

Is IV Sedation for me?

IV sedation is wonderful and incredibly effective for most healthy adults. For many, it is the answer they have been looking for all their life. Discuss sedation with one of our dentists here at South High Dental if any of the following sound like you:

  • You are uncomfortable in a dentist’s office
  • You are too scared to even call the dentist and make an appointment
  • You can’t stand the smell and sounds of a dentist office
  • You are delaying treatment you know you need
  • You are in pain when you eat, but too anxious about the dentist to take care of it
  • You are unable to find a dentist that you feel you can trust
  • You have trouble getting numb – the anesthetic doesn’t seem to work on you
  • You are afraid to smile
  • You are concerned about how many dental appointments you know you’ll need
  • You are looking for a way to have the work of several appointments done in just one or two
  • You remember bad experiences with a dentist in your past
  • You need your wisdom teeth removed
  • You have sensitive teeth
  • You have a strong gag reflex, especially when the dentist is working in your mouth
  • You have trouble with jaw soreness when you have to keep your mouth open
  • You have back or neck pain when you sit in a dental chair

What can I expect from IV Sedation?

There are many different medications and sedation techniques, so it is best to get specifics from one of our dentists here at South High Dental. Since you will be receiving sedative medication, you will need a companion to drive you to the appointment. One of our dentists here at South High Dental will begin by monitoring your vital signs, including heart rate and blood pressure, to make sure that you stay completely safe through the procedure. If you are concerned about getting a needle, our South High Dental office has techniques to make you comfortable before the IV is started. The dentistry will all be performed while you are relaxed and totally comfortable. When it is safe for you to travel, your companion will take you home, and then you will rest comfortably for the rest of the day.

Is IV Sedation Safe?

IV sedation is very safe as well as effective. Our dentists here at South High Dental have received advanced training specifically designed to increase the safety and effectiveness of the sedation, and has been certified and licensed by the state. Your vital signs will be constantly monitored from the moment you arrive at the office through the appointment, and until our team is certain you are ready to leave. In fact, our dentists and the whole dental team here at South High Dental are highly trained in safety and emergency procedures, making the dentist office one of the safest places you can be!

Why choose South High Dental in Columbus, OH for your dental services needs?

With years of experience creating beautiful smiles with dental services such as IV sedation, our team at South High Dental uses the latest in dentistry so you can get the smile you want and need. Call us at 610-922-8952 or contact us to make an appointment for a relaxing visit. At South High Dental in Columbus, OH we are happy to provide our dental services to our neighboring communities including Obetz, Grove City, Groveport, South-South High St., Ashville, Circleville, and surrounding areas in Ohio. We offer flexible hours and most insurances covers our treatments such as:

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