Tuesday, 17 December 2013

IV Sedation


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IV stands for intravenous, is when a drug, usually of the anti-anxiety variety, is administered the blood system during dental treatment, and because of its rapid effects many patients prefer this relaxation option. Some terms such as sleep dentistry or twilight sleep are descriptive of deep sedation which is classified as a general anaesthesia. Deep sedation is completely different from IV sedation. In IV sedation you remain conscious and also able to understand and respond to request from your dentist. IV sedation is consisting of deep relaxation. And you may not remember what went on. The drugs used for IV sedation produce partial or sometimes full memory loose for the period of time. As a result, from when the drug first kicks in until it wear off, time will appear to pass very quickly and you will not remember much of what happened. Some patients remember nothing at all. If a patient has a bad gag reflex or difficulty sitting in a dental chair for long periods, IV sedation make you completely relaxed and your dentist can accomplish more high-quality dentistry in less time. IV sedation medication is delivered in either the top of your hand or within your inner elbow.


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