Intravenous sedation treatment is a type of sedation that involves the administration of sedative medication intravenously, or directly through your veins. It’s a type of conscious sedation that helps you relax during your procedure. This approach does not entirely put you to sleep, but it does make you less aware of your surroundings, including what the dentist is doing to your mouth. You should still be able to respond to verbal instructions, and you shouldn’t require assistance with breathing.
The IV sedation takes effect quickly, and you will feel minimal to no pain during the procedure. As a result, your dentist can perform multiple procedures in only one dental appointment because you can cooperate for a longer time. In addition, it causes a long period of amnesia, so you won’t remember everything that happened during the process when you wake up.