At the office of JF Lopez DDS, MD, RPh, PA, we provide IV conscious sedation to help you relax and feel more comfortable during your procedure. When you visit our doctor for your treatment, you can choose between IV sedation and local anesthesia. Please call us at 713-481-5690 to learn more about IV sedation in Houston, Texas, and make your appointment with our caring oral surgeon.
When you receive IV sedation, medicine is injected directly into your bloodstream to provide you with the maximum amount of comfort possible during your treatment. This is a conscious sedation treatment, meaning that you will be awake and aware of what is happening, and able to respond to any instructions our dentist provides. Many patients who choose IV sedation report feeling like they slept through their treatment, and experience some memory loss regarding their time in our office.
Before providing you with IV sedation, Dr. Jose Lopez will meet with you to discuss your medical history, oral health needs, and other relevant factors to determine if IV sedation is a good option for you. We will also monitor you closely throughout your entire treatment to ensure that there are no complications. However, IV sedation is an extremely safe treatment, and there is usually no cause for concern.
If you receive IV sedation, you will need to bring someone with you to your appointment to drive you home afterward. We also recommend that you have someone remain with you for several hours after you have arrived home, as you will be very drowsy and may require assistance.
For more information about IV conscious sedation and to schedule your consultation with our doctor, please contact our office today.