IV Sedation

IV Sedation Dentist Grand Rapids

Is dental anxiety preventing you from scheduling an appointment with your dentist? If so, you may be a candidate for IV sedation. Our dentist in Grand Rapids, Michigan, may also recommend IV sedation dentistry if you have involuntary body movement, back or neck pain, sore jaw muscles, or even a high gag reflex.

Sedation dentistry is great if you have medical issues preventing you from getting a basic teeth cleaning or sitting in the dentist’s chair for prolonged periods of time. 

What to Expect

Once you sit in the dentist’s chair, we’ll insert an IV in a vein and start administering sedative drugs. Since Dr. Yun will be able to adjust the level of dental sedation, you’ll stay comfortable throughout the entire procedure.

The level of IV sedation can range from minimal to deep, depending on the needs of the patient. For this reason, you may feel groggy and disoriented after your appointment. You’ll also need to arrange for a trusted friend or family member to drive you home after the procedure.

You won’t be able to return to your normal schedule until the medication has a chance to wear off and leave your system.

Why Choose IV Sedation?

IV sedation is safe because we are able to give you precise amounts of sedative. We’re also able to give you a reversal agent if we need to stop the procedure. IV dental sedation also has an amnesic effect, which means you may not remember much (if anything) about your procedure. This can be a great advantage for someone who struggles with dental fear or anxiety.

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Request an Appointment with Dr. Yun

Dr. Suk Jun Yun is an experienced family dentist in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He’s also accepting new patients and would be more than happy to help you overcome your dental anxiety so you can get the care you need. To schedule an appointment, please call the NorthPointe Family Dental & Implant Center at (616) 288-6134. You may also fill out our online contact form and someone from our team will reach out to you soon.