Dr. Choudhry is proud to offer IV sedation to help patients with extreme anxiety undergo major dental procedures.
IV sedation, also called sleep dentistry, involves the administration of pharmacological agents to help patients cope with their dental fear. For some people, dental anxiety can be debilitating and they avoid visiting the dentist. IV sedation allows the patient to remain in a relaxed state so they can receive their dental treatment.
Sedation dentistry refers to the use of pharmacological agents to calm and relax a patient prior to and during a dental treatment. The medications used belong to a class of drugs called sedatives, which exert their action by depressing the central nervous system, specifically those areas concerned with conscious awareness.