Oral Sedation

This type of anesthesia is most commonly associated with sedation dentistry.  The patient is instructed to take oral medication producing light to moderate sedation prior to being driven to the appointment by a responsible caregiver. Once at the appointment, the patient may receive additional medication as needed to ensure comfort.

IV Sedation

The difference between oral and intravenous sedation is the path of dispensation. With IV sedation, medication is administered intravenously through the veins, and because of its rapid effects, many patients prefer this safe and effective option. The patient reaches a comfortable “semi-awake” state of reduced anxiety and can respond to verbal commands easily when necessary.

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