IV sedation involves the administration of medication to provide a decreased level of consciousness and pain control to make oral surgery procedures more comfortable. All patients being sedated must be sure to have nothing to eat or drink for eight hours before the scheduled surgery time. Sedation patients will also need a responsible adult to transport them home after the completion of their procedure. Any patients who are sedated can not drive or sign any legal documents for 24 hours following the procedure.
All sedated patients have their blood pressure, heart rate, EKG and oxygen saturation monitored during the procedure and postoperative period. All assistants are CPR certified and have special training in anesthesia care.