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IV Sedation – Oklahoma City, OK

A Safe Solution to Powerful Dental Anxiety

woman giving thumbs up before receiving IV sedation in Oklahoma City

Do you freeze up in fear every time you even think about visiting a dentist? Have trouble sitting still in the dental chair? Need to get multiple procedures taken care of at the same time? As a sedation dentist, Dr. Joe Isaacson can provide IV sedation to make your appointment as relaxing as possible, no matter how anxious you may feel. If you’re not sure whether you’re a candidate for IV sedation, contact our office and we’ll schedule a consultation with you as soon as possible!

Why Choose Joe Isaacson Dental for IV Sedation?

  • Experienced Dentist Dedicated to Your Comfort
  • Powerful Sedative Often Erases Memory of Your Visit
  • Makes It Easy to Undergo Multiple Treatments

What Is IV Sedation?

IV drip in front of a window with nature outside

With IV sedation, a potent sedative is administered intravenously (IV). Because it gets absorbed directly into your bloodstream, the results are incredibly effective. In fact, chances are you won’t remember any details from your appointment afterward. You won’t be “put to sleep,” per se, as you will still be able to speak to our team members and respond to our requests. However, the effects will likely last for several hours, so you’ll need a friend or family to drive you home after your procedure is complete.

How IV Sedation Works  

man giving thumbs up in dental chair

The powerful sedative comes in a container, which is connected to a tube that is injected directly into a vein on your arm. Dr. Isaacson can easily adjust the amount of sedative coursing through your body at any time during the procedure, ensuring you’re as comfortable as can be.

Benefits of IV Sedation

dentist treating patient

One of the most notable advantages of IV sedation over other types of sedation is how remarkably effective it is, even for patients with severe dental anxiety or fear. The sedative also takes effect very quickly. Once you are hooked up and begin to receive it, you’ll begin to feel waves of euphoric relaxation wash over you almost immediately. Because you’ll be able to communicate with us even while you’re under the sedative’s effects, it will be easy for you to let us know about your comfort levels during your treatment.

Is IV Sedation Right for You?

There are many situations in which IV sedation might be ideal over other forms of sedation. IV sedation is often recommended for patients who:

  • Have extreme dental fear or anxiety
  • Have sensitive teeth, gums, or gag reflex
  • Must complete several treatments in one sitting
  • Have difficulty sitting still in the dental chair for long periods of time
  • Don’t respond positively to other methods of sedation
  • Have mental or physical impairments that make receiving dental care difficult

The best way to know for sure if IV sedation is right for you is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Isaacson. He can go over your medical history, current medications, and any other information he needs to know to determine whether you’re a good candidate.