At the office of Eldon G. Barrowes, D.D.S & Associates, P.C., we understand that many people may experience anxiety when thinking about visiting the dentist or when coming in for certain procedures. Since we don’t want fear or anxiety to prevent you from getting the dental care that you need, we are proud to offer IV sedation as a way to improve your experience in our office.

IV sedation, also known as ‘twilight’ or ‘sleep’ dentistry, can help you achieve relaxation and peace during treatment without putting you to sleep or disrupting any of your bodily processes. This sedation dentistry option allows for you to remain conscious and answer any questions your dentist may ask during treatment.

IV sedation is a preferable sedation option as it allows effects to be felt sooner since it is administered through the bloodstream. It is also preferable for patients who struggle with gag reflex, or for patients with dental anxiety who may benefit from having multiple treatments in one visit. Additionally, IV sedation offers fewer side effects than other sedation dentistry options.

You can rest assured that IV sedation is a safe solution for dental anxiety. Your dentist will continually be monitoring your pulse and oxygen levels throughout your treatment, and will take blood pressure readings before and after sedation.

We recommend having a friend or family member accompany you to your appointment and drive you home afterward as you may feel a little groggy as the sedative wears off. It is also recommended to take the rest of the day off to rest before returning to work the next day.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact us today at (801) 607-2861.