At Family First Dentistry of Anchorage, we work to make your visit as painless and stress-free as possible. We offer a variety of options ranging from local anesthesia to IV sedation. Your dentist will discuss these options with you so that you can determine which is best for you.
IV sedation is a service that is not offered by most dentists, and we are pleased to be able to offer it to our patients. The effects of IV sedation are similar to oral sedation. IV sedation is administered through injection and is best used for shorter dental procedures. The benefits of IV sedation are almost immediate, leaving patients feeling more calm and relaxed, and the level of sedation can be adjusted.
Amnesia is a common side effect of IV sedation and oral sedation, leading many people to believe that their procedure lasted only a few minutes.