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IV Sedation

Procedures may be performed under local anesthesia (awake with local freezing), however, patients who suffer from anxiety or want a more comfortable experience may chose to undergo intravenous 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. 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, feel free to contact our team of specialists.

Place separately instructions prior to IV sedation surgery:

  • Do not eat or drink six (8) hours before your appointment
  • Do not smoke for at least 24 hours before your surgery.
  • Avoid Cannabis and/or recreational drug use products 48hrs prior to 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 36 hours after intravenous sedation.
  • It is recommended to wear comfortable clothes and avoid heels.
  • Contacts lenses, piercings, 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, respiratory issues, gastrointestinal problems, COVID-related symptoms, please contact the office immediately.
  • If you take medication on a regular basis, be sure to discuss this with the doctor before the day of your surgery.
  • Please advise if you suffer from sleep apnea.

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

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