Understanding the Difference Between IV Sedation and General Anesthesia

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Sedation dentists aim to make the dental experience as comfortable as possible for patients. To relax patients and eliminate pain, they can administer IV sedation during treatment. Like general anesthesia, IV sedation inhibits the sensation of discomfort in those who receive it. It also prevents patients from remembering treatment details. However, general anesthesia necessitates the use of a breathing tube to facilitate breathing in unconscious patients. IV sedation does not require this measure. Patients have total capacity to breathe without assistance. Once the procedure is completed, a patient who has received IV sedation can often regain full consciousness and alertness more quickly than someone who was under general anesthesia.

If you suffer from dental anxiety, Oak Creek Dental Care can help. We provide IV sedation services for our Columbus, Ohio patients. Call (614) 882-5525 today to schedule a consultation with a sedation dentist about your care needs.

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