Published on August 26, 2021, Updated on November 19, 2021

Intravenous Sedation is a type of sedation administered through the veins. (“Sedation in the Twilight”)

For their dental treatment, our office gives our patients the option of Intravenous Sedation, often known as Dental Intravenous Anesthesia or “Twilight Sedation.” This is what distinguishes our practice from others; it is our specialty.

Intravenous sedation, also known as “twilight sleep,” allows you to feel more relaxed and comfortable during dental operations. If you like, your treatment can be done under intravenous sedation. Intravenous sedation, sometimes known as “IV sedation” or “twilight sedation,” is a type of sedative that allows you to relax while receiving dental treatment. It will assist you to bear as well as forget treatments that are likely to be really unpleasant for you. IV sedation will essentially assist you cope with the stress of your treatment. You won’t always be sleeping, but you’ll be comfortable, quiet, and relaxed as you drift in and out of a “twilight sleep.”

If you choose intravenous sedation, Dr. Banga will provide and supervise your IV sedation/anesthesia, saving you money on the cost of having your treatment done in an operating room or same-day surgical facility.

What is the procedure for administering IV sedation?

In your arm or hand, a tiny needle will be inserted into a vein. The needle will be connected to an intravenous tube, which will deliver drugs to help you relax and feel at ease. A vein in a patient’s arm may be unable to support a needle for the duration of the treatment. The drugs will be given and the needle will be extracted in this situation. In all circumstances, the desired level of conscious sedation will be achieved. Some patients may be sleeping again, while others will drift in and out of sleep. Some people with medical issues and/or on specific prescription regimens may only be mildly sedated, if at all.

The purpose of IV sedation is to use the least amount of medicine possible to accomplish the therapy. The intravenous sedation is used to maintain a steady “drip” during IV sedation. If necessary, an antidote can be given at any time to reverse the effects of the drugs. IV sedation is a highly safe procedure!

There are several “levels” of sedation offered in our practice, in addition to IV sedation. There is nitrous oxide analgesia and oral sedation, as well as nitrous oxide in combination with oral sedation – in other words, the anesthesia can be tailored to your needs or desires. All modalities are again administered and monitored by Dr. Banga in the privacy and comfort of our clinic.

For the elderly, crippled, or simply scared, sedation dentistry is a fantastic choice.

Dentistry for the Elderly with Sedation

Oral health is more vital than ever as we become older. Periodontal disease can cause bone and tooth loss, which has ramifications in almost every aspect of our life. We need our teeth and gums to live full and active lives. They allow us to enjoy meals, facilitate digestion, and encourage speech and excellent conversation. Dr. Banga is committed to treating senior patients with compassion and a focus on their comfort and well-being.

For a variety of reasons, elderly individuals skip dental visits, including more serious medical concerns, fear about treatment, transportation difficulties, or fixed incomes. Fear and humiliation drive patients away from the dentist once their dental health has deteriorated to an unbearable level.

For senior patients who are ashamed or afraid of their existing oral health, sedation dentistry allows Dr. Banga to cure these issues while the patient stays peaceful and oblivious until they “awaken” to a better dental condition!

Dentistry for the Disabled with Sedation

Access to good dental treatment may be particularly difficult for those with impairments. They need to locate a dentist who is both experienced and sympathetic, as well as one who can give services that other dentists may not be able to provide. We provide the experience, state-of-the-art equipment, and dedication to supporting special-needs individuals that are required to ensure excellent oral care for our patients at The Oral Health Center.

Patients who are disabled may have additional obstacles in maintaining their dental health. Their impairment may make brushing and flossing difficult; they may also have a significant gag reflex or suffer from dry mouth as a result of medication. Dr. Banga addresses these issues by providing sedation dentistry to the disabled. Dr. Banga is experienced in administering anesthetic to special-needs patients and can alleviate the anxiety associated with poor oral hygiene in only one visit.

Dental Sedation for the Nervous

For thousands of people, dental phobia is a genuine and often overwhelming reality. Previous negative dental experiences, a dread of needles or drills, and acute gag reflexes are just a few of the reasons why individuals are terrified of going to the dentist.

If you’re afraid of the dentist, don’t be! We are committed to recognizing the very genuine nature of your anxieties at The Oral Health Center. Our experts will not only treat you with delicacy and care, but IV sedation will allow you to experience dentistry in a whole different light. Dr. Banga will be hard at work making sure you “wake up” with the outcomes you want while you are having a nice sleep-like experience.