At Fircrest Family Dental, our dentist and team offer IV sedation to help you relax during your appointment. IV sedation is not needed for all treatments at our office, and you should talk with Dr. Brian Han before your treatment to make sure that it is right for you. You and Dr. Han will discuss your treatment, your medical history and other factors.
IV sedation does not involve general anesthesia. It is conscious sedation, which means that you will be awake and aware during your appointment and will be able to interact with Dr. Han and our team. Our team members will monitor you and your vital signs during your treatment, and IV sedation has been proven to be safe and effective. It is administered intravenously, which means the sedative goes directly into your bloodstream. Although you will not be unconscious, you may feel as if you slept through your appointment, and you may not recall details of your treatment. Keep in mind that you will need someone to drive you home after your visit, and it is a good idea to have someone stay with you until the effects of the sedation wear off.
If you are interested in learning more about IV sedation in Fircrest, Washington, call our office at 253-843-6033 to schedule your meeting with Dr. Han.