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Key Benefits of IV Sedation Dentistry

Intravenous Sedation Dentistry (often called IV sedation, for short) allows patients to undergo dental procedures while in a state of deep relaxation, without being asleep. Because you remain conscious, you’re able to respond to questions or instructions from your dentist.

Benefits of IV Sedation:

  • An alternative to sleep dentistry for patients with high anxiety
  • Quick-acting medication takes effect within minutes
  • Your dentist can adjust your medication level throughout your procedure to keep you comfortable
  • IV sedation can allow your dentist to complete all of your dental work in one visit, in many cases

Find Out if IV Sedation Dentistry is Right for You   

IV Sedation Dentistry Overview

Patients are induced into a state of deep relaxation where they remain conscious while their procedures are performed. The dental sedation medication is administered directly to the bloodstream using a needle inserted into a vein.

IV conscious dental sedation is an alternative to other forms of sedation, including general anesthesia and nitrous oxide (inhalation sedation).The medication used for conscious sedation can produce partial amnesia for the time the drug is in your system. As a result, many patients report no recollection of the procedure being performed.

At the end of the procedure, the sedation effects wears off and the patient may feel as if time has passed quickly without notice.

IV conscious sedation dentists must be certified by their local Dental Board before they can offer intravenous sedation. Natural Horizons is certified to provide IV sedation dentistry in Fairfax, VA. Our office is equipped with monitoring devices to monitor your wellness at all times during your procedure.

Schedule an Appointment

To schedule an appointment or ask a question, contact our IV sedation dentistry Northern Virginia facility at Natural Horizons Wellness Centers at 1-877-292-1571.

Who Benefits from IV Sedation Dentistry?

IV conscious sedation is often the right procedure for people who are afraid of the dentist, or who have neglected their dental health for too long and require extensive dental work.


What’s Involved With IV Sedation Dentistry?

Through an I.V. inserted in a vein in the arm, the patient is infused with a mild anesthesia which creates a “twilight” sleep, similar to that used for a colonoscopy procedure.  It has an amnesiac effect, with patients feeling as though they have slept through the entire procedure, and therefore have no recollection of it.

Biological Dentistry: Why Choose Natural Horizons Wellness Centers?

We take a biological approach to dentistry at Natural Horizons, which means we focus on the whole patient, rather than just the oral cavity. There is an important connection between your oral health and the rest of your body. At Natural Horizons, your dentist is specially trained to identify underlying conditions that may affect your dental health or be affected by your dental health

By helping you become aware of your dental health’s impact on your body, we help you achieve overall health and wellness for the long term.