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
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 FearlessDentalCare.com