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IV Sedation

Dental anxiety affects millions of Americans and keeps many of us from getting the care we need.

Dr. Gregory E. Anderson offers IV sedation to help patients remain relaxed and comfortable during appointments.

Learn more about how sedation dentistry at our Logan, UT, practice can reduce anxiety and improve overall patient experience...

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How IV Sedation Works

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Before beginning your procedure, your dentist places an IV, usually in your arm or hand. Next, anti-anxiety medications are administered. A member of your dental team assesses your oxygen, heart rate, and blood pressure throughout your dental visit.

How Will I Feel?

​Sedation dentistry makes you feel relaxed and at ease. You will become less aware of what is going on around you and may fall asleep. However, you will still be able to communicate with your dentist if necessary.

How Should I Plan?

The sedatives used during intravenous, or IV, sedation temporarily affect cognitive abilities and motor function. For this reason, patients should have a responsible friend or family member drive them to and from our Logan office.

Is IV sedation safe?

Risks and Complications

Sedation dentistry is safe and effective when performed by a skilled and knowledgeable dentist. As with any dental procedure, there are certain potential side effects.

Nausea and Vomiting

Individuals who are prone to motion sickness may feel nauseous following IV sedation. If this occurs, anti-nausea medications can be administered to ease the discomfort.

Allergic Reaction

Though rare, it is possible to be allergic to the sedative medications. Any adverse effects can be treated immediately with reversal drugs.


Headaches may occur, which can be exacerbated by dehydration from fasting beforehand. Drink plenty of water after the procedure to reduce this risk.


Sometimes bruising may occur around the IV site. This is a normal side effect which should diminish in just a few days.

Dry Mouth

Some sedatives can lead to dry mouth. This side effect should subside once the medication is out of your system.

IV Sedation vs. General Anesthesia

During general anesthesia in a hospital setting, patients are intubated. Because IV sedation is a type of conscious sedation, you can breathe on your own during treatment, making it a safer choice for most patients undergoing dentistry treatments.

Dr. Gregory E. Anderson PC

Gregory E. Anderson PC

Dr. Anderson is an oral and maxillofacial plastic and reconstructive surgeon whose qualifications include:

  • Board Certification by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Medical College of Virginia School of Dentistry
  • Diplomate of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

He is dedicated to helping patients in Logan, Garland, and surrounding areas overcome facial pain, injuries, and other conditions to improve their quality of life. Learn more about the specialized treatment he can provide by contacting our office online or calling (435) 755-5000.

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