Analgesia, Intravenous Sedation – Each Additional 15 Minutes

Drugs used in this procedure are non-narcotic, so they are not responsible for blocking pain; however, they are effective in reducing fear and calming patients prior to and during procedures.

Drugs used in IV conscious sedation are members of the benzodiazepine (benzos) family.

Intravenous conscious sedation/analgesia aims to:

  • Reduce or eliminate anxiety
  • Minimize movement during dental treatment
  • Enhance the clarity of communication and aid patient cooperation
  • Temporarily increase one’s pain threshold
  • Increase tolerance for longer appointments
  • Aid in treatment of the mentally/physically disabled or medically compromised patient
  • Reduce gagging
  • Enhance the effect of sedatives

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