Intravenous (IV) Sedation

Intravenous (IV) Sedation is performed by Dr. Spennato right at the Williamsburg Dental office, where patients are comfortable and familiar with the surroundings and staff members. With the assistance of a board-certified anesthesiologist, intravenous sedatives are introduced into the bloodstream. Patients usually have no memory during or after their dental treatment along with no fear or anxiety.

Intravenous (IV) Sedation Dentistry is an excellent option for patients with a high degree of anxiety, for those with physical or mental disabilities or for those who need to undergo a large amount of restorative/cosmetic work and prefer to do so in the shortest amount of time.

You’ll be induced into a safe state of deep relaxation under the care of a board-certified anesthesiologist. This produces temporary memory loss so you won’t remember anything about the treatment.

You won’t experience any pain, anxieties or worries. You are totally comfortable, and unaware of the surrounding sights, smells and sounds. Because of your relaxed condition, we can often accomplish multiple procedures in only one or two visits.

IV sedation patients are treated by Dr. Robert J. Spennato right at the Williamsburg Dental office, with assistance from Dr. Adam Hauser, a board-certified anesthesiologist. Dr. Spennato received specialized training and certification from the highly regarded Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation(DOCS). Being able to offer IV sedation on-site (versus in a hospital or free standing surgical facility like most other doctors who perform sedation dentistry) is significantly more cost-effective to the patient in addition to being in a more comfortable and familiar environment.

How Does IV Sedation Work?

An anti-anxiety medication is administered into the bloodstream. Your medication levels can be safely increased as needed to make sure you are totally relaxed and unaware of your dental treatment. Even people who have difficulty getting numb will have no problems. All vital signs, including your heart rate, oxygen saturation levels, and blood pressure are closely monitored.

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Isn’t it time you regain a healthy and attractive smile? For more information on
IV sedation dentistry call us today at 610-353-2700 to schedule a complimentary consultation. You can also obtain information by visiting www.docseducation.org.