In a dental setting, IV sedation is used to treat patients who are anxious, and would otherwise be unable to endure dental treatment with traditional local anesthetics alone. Once sedated, the anxious patient is no longer bothered by dental work; the pharmaceuticals provide a sense of calm, well-being—in fact most patients remark on how pleasant an experience it was.
Is it safe? At the Brentwood Village Dental Clinic in Calgary, we are committed to providing the absolute safest dental services possible. During the course of the sedation appointment and for sufficient recovery after, the patient’s blood pressure, blood oxygen level, pulse, heart rhythm, and expired carbon dioxide are constantly monitored. We have hospital grade monitoring equipment which is unsurpassed for patient safety. Dr. Khanna has received advanced training and certification in I.V. Sedation procedures from the Montefiore Medical School at the Albert Einstein School of Medicine in New York.
The cost of I.V. Sedation is $685.00; this cost is separate from the cost of any dental procedures being done while sedated. Some insurance companies will cover a portion of this fee. Patients having I.V. Sedation must fast for a minimum of 8 hours previous to their appointment. This means no eating or drinking anything at all.