IV Sedation

Are you an ideal candidate for IV sedation?

If you experience dental anxiety and have difficulty getting numb, you may be a good candidate for sleep dentistry services like IV sedation. Intravenous sedation can be very effective for patients who have:

  • A bad gag reflex
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Complex dental problems
  • An aversion to noises and tastes in the dental office
  • Embarrassment about their teeth
  • A fear of needles or shots

How does IV sedation work?

IV sedation is effective for patients who have moderate to severe dental anxiety. It is available at our office and is a sleep dentistry option that Dr. Joe Wilbanks may recommend as part of your treatment plan.

If you have been delaying your dental treatments because of dental anxiety or just cannot get over your fear of going to the dentist, talk to us about sleep dentistry treatments like IV sedation. Intravenous conscious sedation is a very effective procedure for managing moderate to severe levels of dental anxiety. It helps patients feel extremely relaxed during treatment and most do not even remember their visits. Drugs are administered intravenously and the depth of sedation is easy to control.

We monitor your blood pressure, blood oxygen level, and heart rate to ensure everything is running smoothly. You are awake during the procedure so you can follow directions, but you will not be able to move or speak much. Dr. Wilbanks has completed the specialized advanced training and certification program required by the state Board of Dental Examiners to provide IV sedation at the office.

If you experience a high level of dental anxiety and have been delaying treatment because of it, talk to us about sleep dentistry services that can help you get the treatment you need. Schedule your appointment in Toccoa, GA with Dr. Wilbanks today!


Contact us to learn more about IV sedation or to schedule an appointment.


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