IV sedation involves administering a drug directly into the bloodstream. A dentist can choose from a variety of drugs depending on the patient and the procedure involved, including:
Valium, a sedative that’s normally used for lengthy operations.
Halcion, typically used for short procedures.
Ativan, an anti-anxiety drug used in procedures lasting no more than two hours.
Versed, usually used to relieve anxiety. It can also cause slight amnesia.
At Fontenot Family Dentistry, we know that not everyone is fond of needles. We’ll ease your worries by explaining the process to you and providing whatever emotional support you need. Once we’ve administered the IV, we’ll start your procedure. You’ll be done and out of our office before you know it.
Call 337-565-2580 now to schedule an appointment at our family dentistry in Carencro or Lafayette, Louisiana.
Fontenot Family Dentistry recommends this method of sedation, because it: