Intravenous sedation is a well-established standard of care in periodontology and implantology.
Since these procedures often generate stress and anxiety we offer this safe, and much appreciated, service to make them comfortable and easy to tolerate.
Intravenous sedation is ideal for extraction of teeth, periodontal treatments (gum grafts, curettage, deep cleanings), for placement of dental implants and for other surgical interventions.
The medications used (ie, benzodiazepines and opiates) have an anterograde amnestic effect which causes the majority of patients to not even remember the procedure, making them feel like they slept through it. Those who do remember the procedure generally keep only a vague memory of it, without discomfort, and without pain or stress.
From a safety standpoint, the medications we use are the most commonly used in medicine, such as gastroscopy or colonoscopy. Multiple team members are present during the procedure. Vital signs are monitored throughout and, although extremely rare, our periodontist and his team are trained and equipped to handle all emergencies that may arise.
Intravenous sedation, such as the one administered daily in our offices, is an effective, predictable and safe service. You can trust your care to our team.
Sedation increases comfort by reducing both physical and psychological stress. An added benefit of this technique is to allow the periodontist to provide care in optimal conditions thereby increasing quality and promoting better results.
The purpose of sedation is not to achieve general anesthesia; local anesthesia is still required.