IV sedation is perfect for those with dental anxiety because of the side effects that accompany this type of sedative. If you choose IV sedation you will be required to have a driver accompany you to your appointment and also be asked to go home and rest for the remainder of the day. This process produces partial or even full memory loss of your surgical appointments. You will remain conscious during IV sedation, but will be able to understand and respond to any requests made by Dr. Echols.
The most common benefits that are associated with IV sedation are that it eliminates memory of the procedure; your gag reflex is diminished. IV sedation is more effective than oral sedation or Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas). It is one of the best options for those with dental anxiety, as well as for patients who are having large or lengthy