Intravenous Sedation

Advantages
  • Moderate to significant pain control / sedation
  • Moderate to significant control of gag reflexes
  • Not reversible (comfortable ride home)
  • Easy to control the level of sedation, predictable comfort
  • Can be combined with oral sedation for a comfortable ride to the office
  • Moderate cost: $600.00 – 700.00 per visit

Disadvantages

  • Moderate to significant pain control / sedation (more than enough for most)
  • Prior arrangements essential (empty stomach & ride home)
  • Patient must be in good overall health
  • Moderate cost: $600.00 – 700.00 per visit

Best For

  • Patients in good overall health
  • Patients who have a difficult time getting numb
  • Fearful patients
  • Patients with a hyperactive gag reflex
  • Patients who have had bad reactions to/with local anesthesia
  • Long / difficult / extensive procedures
  • When comfort is important
  • When predictable sedation is essential

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