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IV Sedation

Great smiles shouldn’t hurt! 

At Serenity Smiles Dentistry of Scottsdale, we know that dentistry is extremely difficult for many people, often due to bad experiences in the past. It shouldn’t be that way, and we are here to introduce you to a different kind of dental care. Customized treatment, precision work, gentleness, kindness, and compassion are among the most important ingredients in our recipe for excellence in dentistry.

WHAT DOES

WHAT DOES IV SEDATION FEEL LIKE?

A lot of dental offices use terms such as “sleep dentistry” or “twilight sleep” when talking about IV (and oral) sedation. This is confusing, because it suggests that IV sedation involves being put to sleep. In reality, you remain conscious during IV sedation. You will also be able to understand and respond to requests from your dentist – so we call it “twilight state” instead.

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IS IV SED

IS IV SEDATION SAFE?

EXTREMELY safe when carried out under the supervision of a specially-trained dentist. Statistically speaking, its even safer than local anaesthetic on its own!

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HOW’S IV

HOW IS IV SEDATION ADMINISTERED?

“Intravenous” means that the drug is put into a vein. An extremely thin needle is put into a vein close to the surface of the skin in either the arm or the back of your hand. This needle is wrapped up with a soft plastic tube that makes entry into the vein. Drugs are put through the tube other-wise known as a “indwelling catheter” and the tube stays in place throughout the procedure. Throughout the entire procedure your pulse and oxygen levels are measured using a “pulse oximeter”, as well as your blood pressure.

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HOW WILL

HOW WILL I FEEL AFTER MY TREATMENT WITH IV SEDATION?

Recovery from IV administered drugs is not complete at the end of dental treatment. You need to be escorted by a responsible adult, go home and rest for the remainder of the day.

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WHAT ARE

WHAT ARE CONTRAINDICATIONS OF IV SEDATION?

Early pregnancy, allergies to benzodiazepine drugs, alcohol intoxication, CNS depression, and some instances of glaucoma. Patients who have severe obstructive sleep apnea and/or obstructed airways due to disease or severe obesity do not quality for IV and pill sedation.

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Great smiles shouldn’t hurt!

At Serenity Smiles Dentistry of Scottsdale, we know that dentistry is extremely difficult for many people, often due to bad experiences in the past. It shouldn’t be that way, and we are here to introduce you to a different kind of dental care. Customized treatment, precision work, gentleness, kindness, and compassion are among the most important ingredients in our recipe for excellence in dentistry.

We offer memory free, pain free, anxiety free IV sedation Dentistry.

Are you fearful, anxious, and stressed during or prior to your dental treatments?

If you have had a bad past experience, or are afraid of dental procedures, worry no more.  Dream while you get a smile of your dreams at Serenity Smiles Dentistry of Scottsdale.

Sedation dentistry gives you peace of mind, and is the ultimate in comfort and anxiety relief. IV sedation is like sleeping through your dental appointment.

Before IV (and oral) Sedation:

  • You may not have anything to eat or drink (including water) for eight (8) hours prior to the surgery.
  • If you take routine oral medications, please check with Dr. Kaushesh prior to your surgical date for instructions on which medications to take prior to your surgery
  • No smoking at least 12 hours before surgery. Ideally, cut down or stop smoking as soon as possible prior to the day of surgery.
  • A responsible adult must accompany the patient to the office, remain in the office during the procedure, and drive the patient home.
  • The patient should not drive a vehicle or operate any machinery for 24 hours following the anesthesia experience.
  • Please wear loose fitting clothing with sleeves which can be rolled up past the elbow.
  • Contact lenses, jewelry, and dentures must be removed at the time of surgery.
  • Do not wear lipstick, excessive makeup, nail polish or high-heeled shoes on the day of surgery.
  • If you have an illness such as a cold, sore throat, stomach or bowel upset, please notify the office.

After IV (and oral) Sedation:

  • Have your escort take you home and rest for the remainder of the day.Have an adult stay with you until you’re fully alert
  • Don’t perform any strenuous or hazardous activities and don’t drive a motor vehicle for the rest of the day.
  • Don’t eat a heavy meal immediately. If you’re hungry, eat something light, e. g. liquids and toast.
  • Don’t drink alcohol or take medications for the rest of the day unless you’ve contacted your dentist first.
  • Take medications as directed by your doctor.
  • If you have any unusual problems, call your doctor on their direct cell phone number

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