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Intravenous Sedation (IV Sedation) in Salina, KS

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We are happy to provide intravenous (IV) sedation to help our Salina, KS patients enjoy a more favorable dental experience. IV sedation may be used on individuals that experience stress or fear about visiting the dentist. This therapy at Oral Facial and Implant Surgery Salina employs anti-anxiety medication that's administered straight into your vein. The medicine can help you to stay relaxed and calm throughout your dental sessions. Although you aren't really asleep throughout the procedure, the comfort and short-term memory loss can make you feel as though you've been asleep. Dr. Patrick Lucaci may also adjust the amount of medication based upon what you need and to ensure your security. To find out more about IV sedation, please contact our office at your earliest convenience.

Best Candidates

Top candidates for intravenous sedation are those dealing with stress about undergoing a thorough dental therapy. This sedation dentistry procedure makes it possible to get the dental care that you want without distress or anxiety. Before undergoing treatment, Dr. Lucaci will talk with you regarding the many sedation options our clinic provides.

What To Expect

To receive intravenous sedation, a needle will be placed inside a vein and the medication will be administered. You will start to notice the effects in a few seconds. Dr. Lucaci will then begin to carry out the treatment while tracking the IV levels simultaneously. After the procedure is done, the IV will be taken out and you'll feel alert in a couple of minutes.


It's wise not to operate a vehicle for a period of 24 hours after IV sedation. You need to arrange for a responsible friend or family member to get you from your dental appointment and drive you home. You might feel exhausted for the remainder of the afternoon, thus we advise that you drink appropriate amounts of water to remain hydrated and relax if possible. Sometimes, you may become nauseous or undergo temporary memory loss. These symptoms will normally fade away within 24 hours. If you notice any complications or if your symptoms persist, then you need to call our facility right away.

Insurance Coverage

Intravenous sedation might or might not be covered in part by the dental insurance provider. Before approving the sedation, our billing staff will get in touch with your insurer to ascertain any extra out-of-pocket expenses. Oral Facial and Implant Surgery Salina also offers financial planning and payment alternatives to make therapy less expensive for many of our patients.

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IV sedation

Visiting the dentist should be a pleasant or at least a bearable situation. By using IV sedation, you may experience less stress while seeing the dentist. Oral Facial and Implant Surgery Salina is ecstatic to offer you this alternative to our Salina, KS patients to provide relaxed and comfortable care. If you're considering IV sedation, then get in touch with our Salina, KS practice.

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