Periodontics of the Desert offers IV sedation in Palm Desert, California, for patients who require stronger sedatives to meet their needs. IV sedation is an excellent option for patients who suffer from dental anxiety, as it can help you relax and feel more comfortable in our office. We invite you to contact us at 760-674-4410 to learn more about IV sedation and schedule your consultation with Dr. Peter Warshawsky, Dr. Eric Driver, and Dr. Caitlyn Affrunti.
IV (intravenous) sedation is a conscious sedation treatment, meaning that you will be awake during your procedure, and able to respond to the dentist. This type of sedation treatment works much more quickly than oral sedation or nitrous oxide because it is administered directly into your bloodstream.
Prior to providing you with IV sedation, our periodontists will meet with you in a one-on-one consultation with discuss your oral health needs, medical history, and other relevant factors and determine if this is the best sedation option for you. When we provide your treatment, we will monitor you carefully throughout your entire appointment to ensure that no complications occur. IV sedation is very safe.
Please remember that IV sedation has a lengthy recovery time, with the effects of your treatment wearing off after 12-24 hours. If you receive IV sedation, have someone available to wait with you at our office, and to drive you home following your appointment. Also have someone available to stay with you for a few hours after you have arrived home.
For more information about IV sedation and to make your appointment with our doctors, call our practice today.