Dr. Kate Steele and Dr. Michelle Raleigh are pleased to offer IV sedation for patients at Steele Dentistry who require sedation during various dental procedures. In many cases, we use Versed as our sedation medication; however, our dentists will evaluate your medical history and your current condition to determine if this is the right choice for your needs. If you would like to learn more about how we use IV sedation in Denver, Colorado, and Stapleton, Colorado, to help our patients feel more relaxed, we invite you to contact us today at 303-278-3353.

Does the thought of going to the dentist make you feel anxious? If so, IV sedation may be right for you. IV sedation is a moderate, conscious sedative, which means that you will remain awake during your treatment, but you will be in a relaxed state. As a result, many patients are not aware of what is happening around them, do not remember their treatment, slur their words while speaking, or end up falling asleep.

Because IV sedation is administered directly into the vein, it can take affect much faster than other forms of sedation, including oral sedation and nitrous oxide. During your procedure, our dentists will monitor your status and adjust the amount of sedation you receive throughout your treatment. Rest assured that we will always keep your sedation levels high enough for you to remain comfortable, but we will not go higher than necessary. Once your treatment is complete, the effects typically stick around for 12 to 24 hours. This means that you will need to have a friend or family member drive you home and stay with you for a few hours afterwards.

IV sedation is a great way to help severely anxious or nervous patients feel more relaxed about their dental care. Dental anxiety is a common occurrence, and it may arise from negative past experiences, a new treatment, or unfamiliar sights and sounds around the dental office. No matter the reason for your dental anxiety, our Stapleton dentists can help you feel calm, collected, and comfortable. IV sedation may also be used for patients who are undergoing more complex treatments, such as a tooth removal, dental implant, or root canal.

If you would like to discuss the benefits of IV sedation, and to learn if IV sedation is right for you, we invite you to call or visit our practice today! We are committed to helping you and your family receive comfortable and safe dental care in Denver, Colorado, and Stapleton, Colorado.