Intravenous Conscious Sedation
Intravenous Sedation (Twilight Sedation)
Our office offers our patients the option of Intravenous Sedation, also referred to as light or moderate intravenous anesthesia, or “Twilight Sedation,” for their treatment.
Intravenous Sedation or “twilight sleep” helps you to be comfortable and calm when undergoing oral surgical procedures. IV sedation will essentially help alleviate the anxiety associated with your treatment. You may not always be asleep but you will be comfortable, calm and relaxed, drifting in and out of sleep.
Frequently, the decision the have conscious sedation rather than general anesthesia is when there are certain medical conditions which make outpatient general anesthesia higher risk, such as obstructive sleep apnea, obesity, structural airway abnormalities, heart and lung problems.
IV sedation is combined with local anesthesia which makes the procedure much more relaxing and comfortable. You may or may not remember portions of the procedure, but regardless is typically quite comfortable and painless.
Please review the instructions for patients undergoing anesthesia under the surgical instructions section.