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Dr. Jimmy Wu is the only dentist on the island of Coronado who offers IV sedation for dental care. This technique can help patients with moderate to severe dental anxiety alleviate their fears and experience a more relaxed and comfortable treatment.

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What Is IV Sedation?

IV sedation is a way to induce a deep sense of relaxation or even a deep sleep among patients during a dental treatment. It can be included in dental implant procedures, cosmetic dentistry treatments, and even preventive dental care services. A fast-acting sedative solution is injected intravenously before the treatment begins, and its strength can be adjusted as necessary while the procedure progresses. With IV sedation, many patients will likely not remember the treatment taking place once it is complete.

Dental anxiety is very common, and some individuals who suffer from it may forego necessary dental care altogether. IV sedation offers a way to combat dental anxiety and obtain care that is often vital to oral health, function, and aesthetics.

Is IV Sedation Right for My Dental Treatment?

During your initial consultation with Dr. Wu, he will evaluate your medical history and talk with you about your needs and concerns to determine whether IV sedation is the best option. If so, it will be incorporated into your customized treatment plan.

What Happens During IV Sedation for Dentistry?

The IV sedation solution will be administered just before the treatment begins—we will not start the treatment process until it is evident that the solution has taken effect. Vital signs are monitored throughout the procedure, and you will be consistently evaluated to ensure everything is running smoothly. Please note that, once the treatment is complete, it will take some time for the effects of the sedative solution to wear off.

“I have finally found the perfect Dentist! I have had a lifetime of painful dental appointments. No Dentist seemed to be able to numb me properly. Just the thought of having to go to the Dentist scared me to the point of complete fear. One last time I tried to find a Dentist I could trust and would not hurt me. I FOUND HIM IN DOCTOR WU!!!! Trust me, if you have had any dental problems, do yourself a favor and make an appointment even if its just to talk to him. The office is so beautiful and calming. The staff is wonderful and all about your comfort. After my first dental appointment, I actually got out of the chair and hugged him. He is greatest, and having a good dentist is essential.”
- Lorie

What Can I Expect After My Dental Treatment with IV Sedation?

It is very common for patients to feel extremely tired and groggy following IV sedation procedures. These effects may last for several hours, so it is important to have someone accompany you to the office to drive you home.

Sedation dentistry techniques have helped many patients receive the dental care they need while experiencing a more pleasant and comfortable treatment. If you would like more information on IV sedation or other options available at Coronado Dental Group, or if you are ready to schedule a consultation, please contact our office today.