Intravenous (IV) sedation is administered through the veins. The effect works quickly and your dentist can continually adjust your level of sedation. The patient falls asleep and is completely unaware of the procedure being performed
Advantages of IV Sedation
IV sedation tends to be the method of choice if you don’t want to be aware of the procedure.
The onset of action is very rapid, and the drug dosage and level of sedation can be tailored to meet the individual’s needs. It is highly effective and highly reliable.
The maximum level of sedation which can be reach with IV is deeper than with oral or inhalation sedation.
Disadvantages of IV Sedation
Recovery from IV administered drug is not complete at the end of dental treatment. You need to be escorted by a responsible adult.