IV Sedation Dentist
- IV Sedation ( Moderate sedation)
For some very anxious patients we can provide IV Sedation. This also knows as Moderate Conscious Sedation can be used by IV Sedation Dentist with specialized training and special certification. With this type of sedation, medications are administered through an IV. The greatest advantage of IV Sedation is that the patient can be made more comfortable as required. This is completely different than general anesthesia, and patient can breath on their own and can respond to verbal stimuli. The greatest advantage of this technique is, patient may not recall and remember the dental procedure. We can administer several medication depending on the dental procedure and level of the patient anxiety. The most common medications are Midazolam, Diazepam, and fentanyl. Before the sedation we carefully asses every patient and document their weight, airway, allergies , medical and dental conditions. Then we slowly administer those medication till desired level of sedation and relaxation is achieved.
Sedative medication helps relax patients by slowing the action of the central nervous system. People remain aware of their surroundings, but are less responsive to external stimuli Like the sound of the drill or the smell of materials.
We do check the patient vital signs with automated patient monitors for Blood pressure, Blood oxygen level through out the dental treatment.
Sedation Dentistry, sometimes called Relaxation Dentistry, refers to the way dentists manage Pain and Anxiety during dental appointments.
Unlike General Anesthesia where a patient is completely unconscious, asleep, and unable to respond, patients under Conscious Sedation, are able to respond to commands and breathe on their own.
However several medications are available to help create more relaxed, comfortable dental visits. Some drugs control pain, some help you relax, and others put you into a deep sleep during dental treatment. You and your dentist can discuss a number of factors when deciding which drugs to use for your treatment: the type of procedure, your overall health, history of allergies and your anxiety level are considered when determining which approach is best for your particular case. Working together you and your dentist can choose the most appropriate steps to make your dental visit as comfortable as possible.
For some very anxious patients we can provide IV Sedation. IV Sedation – also knows as Moderate Conscious Sedation can be used by Oral Surgeons and dentists with specialized training and special certification. With this type of sedation, medications are administered through an IV. The greatest advantage of IV Sedation is that the patient can be made more comfortable as required.
Dr Oonchi is Certified in IV Sedation Level II with specialized training and special certification. Dr Oonchi believes that the minimum amount of sedation medication with the higher margin of safety should be used in order to complete the dental treatment in a relaxed situation without over sedating the patient. Using the IV sedation the right amount of medication can be administered to attain the desired level of sedation.
we provide IV sedation and sedation Dentistry in West Vancouver and Northshore.
In order to book your consulation please call our office at (604) 922 1323