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IV Sedation

What is IV sedation?

IV sedation stands for intravenous conscious sedation, in which sedation medication is delivered directly into your bloodstream. This is done by inserting an extremely thin needle into one of your veins, from which the medication flows through. After the initial pinch of the needle, this process should be relatively comfortable and pain-free.

What does IV sedation feel like?

IV sedation is generally considered a very deep form of sedation and produces feeling of profound relaxation and calm. With IV sedation, you will not usually be able to remember the treatment at all. We will work closely with you to determine what type of sedation works best for you and your comfort level. To learn more about IV sedation and all of the ways we foster a relaxing environment at our office, call or visit us today at Plattsburgh Dental Plaza.

Instructions prior
to IV Sedation

  • Do not eat or drink six (6) hours before your appointment
  • Do not smoke for at least 24 hours before your surgery.
  • A responsible adult must accompany you and remain at the office during the procedure, then drive you home and remain with you for 24 hours.
  • Do not drive or operate a machine for a period of 24 hours after intravenous sedation.
  • It is recommended to wear comfortable clothes and avoid heels.
  • Contacts lenses, jewelry and dentures must be removed at the time of your surgery.
  • Please avoid makeup and nail varnish on the day of your surgery.
  • If you have a cold, sore throat or gastrointestinal problems, please contact the office.
  • If you take medication on a regular basis, be sure to discuss this with the doctor before the day of your surgery.

*Please advise the office of any change in your medical history


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