Many patients prefer light sedation for surgical procedures. Research has shown that light sedation improves surgical safety, improves the outcome and contributes to a more pleasant post-operative course. Both Dr. Silver and Dr. Tomaselli are skilled and knowledgable in the field of conscious sedation. Both have and maintain a conscious sedation permit from the State Board of Dentistry in order to provide this service to our patients.
Intravenous (IV) is anesthesia administered through a vein during your visit to ensure your comfort and maximum relaxation. Intramuscular (IM) sedation is anesthesia administered trough a muscle to obtain a similar level of conscious sedation. The medications we use routinely are Valium, Demerol and Phenergan. This is not general anesthesia, and we do all our procedures in the office. Your heart rate and blood oxygen levels are monitored during the procedure to ensure your safety.