Is IV sedation dentistry safe?

Are you afraid of the dentist and need something to help you relax for treatment? At Drs. Smith and Domingue’s office, we offer IV sedation to help our patients feel completely relaxed.

Inherent risks exist for any type of medical procedure, dental procedure, or prescription drug. When it comes to IV sedation, complications are extremely rare. IV sedation dentistry is very safe when performed by trained and experienced practitioners such as Drs. Jerome Smith and Danny Domingue.

For our patients who are undergoing a complex procedure or are troubled by fear and anxiety, IV sedation dentistry provides the relaxation needed to get the dentistry you require for a healthy smile.

Fear often keeps patients from getting the dental care they need. Putting off necessary treatment puts patients at risk due to the potential consequences of periodontal disease, abscess, and other infections. Periodontal disease has been linked to heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.

If IV sedation is something that means the difference between you achieving and maintaining dental health, we believe that for most healthy patients the benefits outweigh the risks. We will examine your medical history carefully to make sure that you are a good candidate for IV sedation so that you are completely safe for your treatment. Be sure to share any medications you currently take so that we can rule out drug interactions.