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Sedation Dentistry

I.V. Sedation

Intravenous (I.V.) Sedation, also called Conscious Sedation, medication is administered through intravenously to make you relaxed, drowsy and fall asleep. Shortly after injecting the sedation medication, patients enter a relaxed and calm state. I.V. Sedation can maintain this stage throughout the procedure.
It is the most effective method of reducing anxiety and overall awareness than oral and gas sedation.
It is cheaper and less invasive than general anesthesia. With I.V. sedation, various dental treatment can be performed under very minimal psychological stress and enhanced patient comfort. There is some variation of effect among individuals.

Oral Sedation

With oral sedation, the patient is given a pill, such as triazolam, that makes feel relaxed and drowsy. Although it may take longer for oral sedation to take effect, it may be preferable for patients who also have a fear of needles and are reluctant to try I.V. sedation.