In a general dental practice, IV (Intravenous) sedation is the most powerful and effective conscious sedation technique available. Dentists wanting to offer this service to their patients go through a rigorous training process in order to become certified. For all the right reasons, the provision of IV sedation services is a closely regulated niche within dentistry.
This method of conscious sedation simply instills a feeling of deep relaxation and creates a dream-like state and a care-free disposition. Additionally, the intravenous drugs that are used have the benefit of inducing partial or full memory loss of the time immediately following the administration of the IV fluids, right up to the end of the appointment.