Intravenous (I.V.) Sedation, also called Conscious Sedation, medication is administered through intravenously to make you relaxed, drowsy and fall asleep. Shortly after injecting the sedation medication, patients enter a relaxed and calm state. I.V. Sedation can maintain this stage throughout the procedure.
It is the most effective method of reducing anxiety and overall awareness than oral and gas sedation.
It is cheaper and less invasive than general anesthesia. With I.V. sedation, various dental treatment can be performed under very minimal psychological stress and enhanced patient comfort. There is some variation of effect among individuals.