Intravenous Sedation is administered directly into the blood stream by an anesthesiologist.
Depending on the dosage and type, you’ll experience a calming effect, drowsiness, minor amnesia, and tingling sensations.
Within 2 or 3 minutes you experience a full-body euphoria and pain breezes away while peace settles in.
Do you feel anything with IV sedation?
When IV sedation dentistry is performed properly, you will not feel pain and you will not remember any part of the procedure. That is the entire point of sedation at the dentist. Local anesthesia is necessary because the nerves in your mouth and teeth will still feel pain if Dr. Adams does not numb them.
Are you awake with IV sedation?
With IV conscious sedation you are awake during your dental treatment but will feel no pain. During general anesthesia, you are completely asleep and cannot be aroused – not even by painful stimulation.
How long does IV sedation stay in your system?
For many people, midazolam can work within five minutes if it’s injected intravenously. Effects last from one to six hours. Midazolam has an amnesia effect, which lasts anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour. Most of a dose of midazolam is eliminated via urine, although some are eliminated via feces as well.
How long does sedation take to wear off?
Usually the sedative does not actually send you to sleep, but makes you feel sleepy. Also, you might not remember anything about the examination afterwards. These sedatives start to work very quickly but take hours to wear off (up to 24 hours).