Benefits of Twilight Sedation by IV
- As compared to oral sedation, sedatives through the bloodstream or IV is more quickly acheived and more effective. Its dosage may be easily controlled and adjusted.
- IV sedation does not affect your body processes, therefore you are able to breathe or move by yourself. The sedation and medications only eliminates your ability to feel pain and places you in a dazed state. Your anesthesiologist can also more easily identify any possible abnormalities for any required swift response.
- Unlike general anesthesia where you are unconscious, your dentist can perform multiple procedures with your input whilst reducing the dental fear or anxiety related to the dental treatment.
- There is also less side effects compared to general anesthesia after the procedure.
Your risk of complications is more closely related to you general physical health relative to the type of anesthesia opted.
Studies has shown that IV sedation for dental treatments with intravenous midazolam and fentanyl sedation are mostly minor and can be successfully managed with no prolonged effect and are in general safe.