Sedation: Oral and IV

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Sedation Dentistry is a term that describes the use of sedatives for children during a dental procedure. There are different types of sedation methods, including Nitrous Oxide (“laughing gas”), Intra-Venous (IV) sedation, and non Intra-Venous sedation such as oral sedation. Dr. Lisi will discuss with parents/ guardians the proper technique suitable for your child, depending on age, weight, health, and the amount/ type of dental treatment needed.


During the conscious sedation process, your child will be in a calm, relaxed state, yet still responsive. This process promotes cooperation and provides your child with an overall better dental experience. During  IV sedation, your child will be completely “asleep”. An anesthesiologist will be performing the sedation in our dental office – please talk to Dr. Lisi in advance to understand all the procedures and planning required to pursue this route.