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Intravenous Dental Sedation (I.V.)

Posted Sep 11 2008 5:53pm

I.V. sedation is the most advances sedative technique for the comprehensive control of pain and anxiety in dentistry. This form of sedation dates back to the early 1960’s with use at the Loma Linda University School of Dentistry. In this technique, drugs that produce the sedative effect are placed into an I.V. line, which is placed into a vein. Less than 2% of general dentist in Illinois have the special training, permit, and licensing issued by the Board of Dental Examiners to perform this advanced sedative technique.

I.V. sedation produces a profound state of relaxation. Dr. Gibbs is able to carefully control the amount of sedation required. In most cases, amnesia is produced. Patients typically will not remember the procedures performed. The intravenous sedation method is superior pain control. Often an oral medication is given to the patient the night before and one hour prior to the dental visit to even further any anxiety before the actual dental appointment.

Dr. Gibbs serves the communities of Glen Ellyn, Wheaton, Lombard, Carol Stream, Naperville, and Lisle. Addison, Elmhurst, Downers Grove, Glendale Heights, West Chicago, Bloomingdale, Schaumberg, Wood Dale, Westmont, Winfield, Villa Park, and the Chicago area. See the website at

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