As the strongest sedation we offer at Dental Specialists of North Florida, IV sedation must be administered by a certified professional. And both of our periodontists, Dr. John Thousand, Dr. Hailey McKinley, and Dr. Michael Romani, are specially certified to provide IV sedation in St. Augustine, Florida. Call us at 904-794-1000 if you have questions!
IV (intravenous) sedation is a conscious sedation treatment, meaning that you will be aware of where you are and what is happening, and able to follow any instructions provided by our periodontists. Prior to providing you with IV sedation, you will meet with our periodontists one-on-one to discuss your medical history, dental needs, and any other relevant factors to determine if IV sedation is the best option for you.
IV sedation provides medication directly into your bloodstream to help you relax quickly and feel comfortable during your appointment. This type of sedation is very safe, but we will monitor you closely throughout your entire treatment to ensure that there are no complications. Patients often feel as though they have slept through their treatment following their procedure and do not recall many of the details of their visit.
You will need to bring someone with you to drive you home from our office. We also recommend that someone remain with you for several hours after you have arrived home until the medication has worn off.
We invite you to contact our office today for more information about IV sedation and to schedule your consultation with our caring periodontists. We look forward to providing you with a comfortable dental visit.