IV Sedation

Welcome To The Lincoln Crossings Experience

IV Sedation

Welcome To The Lincoln Crossings Experience

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IV Sedation in North Huntingdon, PA

Pain-free, stress-free dental treatment is possible with IV Sedation at Lincoln Crossings Dental Care.

What is IV Sedation?

IV sedation is one of three sedation options we offer at Lincoln Crossings Dental Care. It consists of a medication administered intravenously to place you under heavy sedation while undergoing certain types of dental treatment, like implant placement surgery or tooth extraction. It can only be administered by a doctor, and you must be monitored while under IV sedation for your health and safety.

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How IV Sedation Works

  • IV sedation is used in cases where you will need to be heavily sedated, such as when undergoing a complex treatment like a root canal or wisdom teeth extraction. It may also be used for patients with severe dental anxiety to help keep them calm and relaxed during dental treatment.
  • Before receiving IV sedation, you will need to answer some questions about your health and your medical history to determine if IV sedation is safe for you and if there is the potential for an allergic reaction or interaction with other medications you are taking.
  • Once Dr. Stryker has determined that IV sedation is right for you, he will administer it before starting your next procedure. You will not be asleep or unconscious, but rather in a twilight state, still able to follow directions, yet not fully aware of your surroundings or what is going on in your mouth. You will feel no pain or fear, and you will remain completely relaxed and calm throughout the procedure.
  • Dr. Stryker and his team will monitor your vital signs during the procedure to keep you safe. After the procedure, you will still be feeling the effects of the sedative and will need someone to take you home.

How safe is IV Sedation?

IV sedation is perfectly safe when administered by a trained professional like Dr. Stryker. Side effects and allergic reactions may occur very rarely, which is why it is so important to be honest and thorough when discussing your health and medical history with your dental team. You will not be able to drive or go back to work after you’ve had IV sedation because the effects take several hours to wear off completely. You will, however, have very little memory, if any, of the procedure.

We want you to have the best possible experience at Lincoln Crossings Dental Care, and we will do everything in our power to ensure that your procedure goes smoothly. Dr. Stryker will send you home with after-care instructions to help you recover as quickly as possible. However, if you experience any complications or you have any concerns once you are at home, call us right away.

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IMPORTANTDo not plan on driving yourself home after your procedure.
You must have prearranged transportation for when the procedure is over. Additionally, do not plan to go back to work or to another appointment the same day. You will need time to rest and recover from your procedure.