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The Role of Sedation Dentistry

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Understanding Sedation

IV Sedation - Precision Dentistry of Howard
IV Sedation - Precision Dentistry of Howard

Intravenous Sedation, commonly referred to as IV sedation, is a medical procedure that employs the delivery of sedative drugs directly into the bloodstream via an intravenous line. This method allows for the rapid onset of sedation, inducing a profound state of relaxation and significantly reducing awareness of the dental procedure being performed. Importantly, IV sedation enables patients to remain conscious throughout the process, retaining the ability to respond to the dentist’s or dental team’s instructions.

How Does IV Sedation Work?

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IV sedation involves administering medication through a vein to induce a relaxed, sleep-like state for medical procedures. It ensures comfort and anxiety relief, allowing patients to undergo treatments while closely monitored by trained professionals.


Decoding IV Sedation

Intravenous (IV) sedation is a medical technique used to induce a state of deep relaxation and calmness in patients during medical procedures. This method involves administering sedative drugs directly into the bloodstream via a vein.


Sedative Medications

IV sedation typically involves the use of benzodiazepines, such as midazolam, or other sedative agents like propofol. These medications act on the central nervous system to depress activity and create a calming effect.


IV Sedation Setup

A qualified healthcare professional administers IV sedation by inserting a thin needle into a vein, usually in the arm or hand. The sedative drugs are then gradually released into the bloodstream, allowing for precise control of the patient’s level of sedation.


Ensuring Safety

Throughout the procedure, vital signs such as heart rate, blood pressure, and oxygen levels are closely monitored. This ensures the patient’s safety and allows healthcare providers to make real-time adjustments to the sedation level if necessary.


Gradations of Sedation

IV sedation provides different levels of sedation, ranging from minimal (light sedation) to moderate (conscious sedation) and deep sedation. The choice of sedation level depends on the nature of the medical procedure and the patient’s individual needs.


Waking Up from Sedation

After the procedure is complete, the administration of sedative drugs is stopped, and patients gradually wake up from the sedated state. While recovery times vary, patients may experience drowsiness and grogginess for some time. It’s essential to have a designated driver or other transportation arranged post-procedure.

Who Can Benefit from IV Sedation?

IV Sedation - Precision Dentistry of Howard

IV sedation induces relaxation and drowsiness in patients during medical or dental procedures. Widely used across healthcare settings, it benefits various individuals, including:

IV Sedation - Precision Dentistry of Howard
IV Sedation - Precision Dentistry of Howard

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IV Sedation FAQs

IV Sedation - Precision Dentistry of Howard
Experience top-tier dental care at Precise Dentistry of Howard. Our skilled team offers comprehensive dental services, from routine check-ups to advanced treatments, ensuring your smile’s health and beauty.
What is IV Sedation?
IV Sedation is a method of administering sedative drugs intravenously to induce a relaxed and pain-free state during medical or dental procedures.
Yes, IV Sedation is safe when administered by trained professionals who closely monitor patients’ vital signs throughout the procedure.
IV Sedation induces a state of deep relaxation where you’re still conscious but in a tranquil and dream-like state, often with partial or complete memory loss of the procedure.
The duration of IV Sedation varies based on the procedure and individual factors, typically wearing off shortly after the procedure concludes.
Mild side effects like grogginess, dizziness, or temporary memory loss might occur, but these usually dissipate quickly after the sedation wears off.
Due to the residual effects, it’s advised to have a companion drive you home and avoid operating heavy machinery or making important decisions for the rest of the day.
Trained anesthesiologists or sedation specialists administer IV Sedation in a controlled and monitored environment.
IV Sedation is generally safe for most patients, but individual medical conditions or allergies may affect its suitability. Discuss your medical history with your practitioner.
Typically, practitioners recommend fasting for a specific duration before the procedure, as directed, to prevent potential complications.
Insurance coverage for IV Sedation varies; some plans may partially or fully cover the costs. Contact your provider for detailed information on coverage options.

Meet Our Doctor

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Proudly Serving the Green Bay Community
IV Sedation - Precision Dentistry of Howard
Craig O’Donoghue, DDS
Dr. O’Donoghue earned his dental degree from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry after doing his undergraduate work at the University of Alaska in Anchorage and Fairbanks. He has taken extensive postgraduate education in the areas of cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, full mouth reconstruction, dentures, IV sedation, oral surgery, and more, allowing him to provide his patients with comprehensive care to achieve the healthy, beautiful smiles of their dreams.
His commitment to lifelong education ensures the highest level of care, both today and tomorrow. In his spare time, Dr. O’Donoghue enjoys cooking and baking with his daughters, gardening, hunting, fishing, and beekeeping.

Patient Testimonials

IV Sedation - Precision Dentistry of Howard
Discover the heartfelt stories of satisfied patients at Precise Dentistry of Howard in glowing testimonials of exceptional dental care.
4 weeks ago
IV Sedation - Precision Dentistry of Howard
Chipped my tooth and called over a dozen other dentist who denied seeing me for being new patient or were booked for months. Precision got me in the same day, cleaned my teeth and two days later i was able to receive tooth bonding. They provided excellent customer service and quality of work! I am beyond satisfied with my results and didn’t hesitate to be scheduled for my regular cleanings. Would highly recommend to those in search of professionalism! Thank you Dr. O’Donoghue, Katerina, and Brianna I am very happy with the results from start to finish!
Becky V
1 month ago
IV Sedation - Precision Dentistry of Howard
I’m in the process of full upper implants. Dr. O and his staff are excellent to work with.
Trueblood 63
2 months ago
IV Sedation - Precision Dentistry of Howard
My experience with Precision Dentistry has been stellar and a blessing. If you are looking for a one-stop shop (extractions, implants, full mouth reconstruction, etc.) as well as very personalized and accommodating care, then Precision Dentistry should be your choice. Unlike the corporate run, impersonal dental offices that I have experienced, Precision Dentistry provides expert and patient-focused care. Dr. O'Donoghue listens to your needs/issues, carefully explains his diagnosis and options in an easily understandable fashion, and works diligently to deliver the final result in the desired timeframe. After being warned by multiple dentists for years that my teeth were very worn and that I would start experiencing cracked teeth, root canals/crowns, implants, etc., I could choose to address these problems as they arose or do a full-mouth reconstruction. Having yet another cracked, abscessed tooth, I visited Dr. O'Donoghue for advice based upon a referral from another Green Bay dentist - it should be noted that I reside part time on an Island 3 hours from Green Bay. During this initial meeting in mid-July, I told Dr. O'Donoghue that I'd been waiting for 3 weeks for Door County Oral Surgeons to schedule an appointment to extract the troublesome tooth. He took an X-ray and advised that he could extract the tooth that day rather than having me wait for an Oral Surgeon appointment. I said: let's do it. The tooth was successfully extracted; he also did a bone graft to prep for an implant. He then reviewed his 20+ years of experience in full mouth reconstructions, advised that he preferred the durability and consistent look of zirconium crowns (versus a mix and match of crowns and veneers), and outlined his background in working with and accommodating patients who reside hours away from his office (he practiced in Alaska for a couple of decades, where patients traveled great distances). I also advised that I planned to leave the Island for my permanent residence in California at the end of October and asked if there was enough time to do the full-mouth reconstruction before the end of October (every other dentist that I spoke to in Door County and Green Bay said: no). Dr. O'Donoghue said: yes. Dr. O'Donoghue also reviewed crown pricing, which is $1000 less per tooth than the price that my California dental office quoted to me a year ago. In this regard, my California dental office transitioned from a family-style dentist to a corporate-style office a decade or so ago and has a revolving door of new, recently graduated dentists. Besides the cost, this is the other reason why I'd been hesitant to proceed with a full-mouth reconstruction with my California dental office. Precision Dental's boutique-style of expert service and reasonable pricing eliminated my concerns in proceeding. It is now the beginning of October and I have 27 zirconium crowns and the implant prepped for the tooth that was extracted in mid-July - Dr. O'Donoghue will make and install the implant (28th crown) when I return to Wisconsin in May 2024. I'm closing in on my 60th birthday and I must say that this is the best medical/dental care that I have experienced in my lifetime. In this regard, not only is Dr. O'Donoghue a gem, but so are his assistants (Katerina and Sophia). Thank you Precision Dentistry!
Brian Motkowski
2 months ago
IV Sedation - Precision Dentistry of Howard
The whole experience went excellent. Everyone was very thorough. The dentist was especially thorough explaining the whole process. When I left I felt a lot better about the implant process.
Becky V
3 months ago
IV Sedation - Precision Dentistry of Howard
Absolutely fabulous implant consultation. Both Katrina and Dr. Craig were extremely thorough. They walked us through the entire implant process. Showing us the differences, explaining how each one functions as well as walked us through step by step how the process would begin. Highly recommend.
Nick Elmazi (Sal's Pizza)
3 months ago
IV Sedation - Precision Dentistry of Howard
Very knowledgeable in all aspects of dentistry. They do great work along with getting you in for any/all emergency needs.
Pam Lacount
5 months ago
IV Sedation - Precision Dentistry of Howard
I want to thank everyone for the best pain free tooth extraction I've ever experienced. Doc was right when he commented the worst it tastes the better it works. 😎 Even after the numbing wore off I (my nosey tongue) had to check and see if it was really gone because there was no pain. I'm not complaining !! Thanks again, Pam
Michelle Short
7 months ago
IV Sedation - Precision Dentistry of Howard
I came to the office at Precision Dental of Howard for a consult about tooth implants to replace two teeth that I had extracted. Prior to the extractions, I had an ongoing infection in my mouth that 2 dentists, 2 ENT's, and an oral surgeon could not figure out. I had one x-ray at Precision Dental, and Dr. O'Donoghue was able to tell me more about the possible origins of the infection than all of the providers that I had seen combined. The news was not great, but I was so grateful for his expertise and explanation of what may be going on. Clearly, he has so much knowledge to share, and truly wants to help people. I am beyond appreciative that I may be finally figuring out the source of the infection, and taking steps to once again have a healthy mouth and smile. It has been a very long road. Very happy to have found him!
Andrey Okhman
10 months ago
IV Sedation - Precision Dentistry of Howard
Amazing place. Had a problem where I needed a crown on one of my tooth and Craig and his team did an amazing job.
IV Sedation - Precision Dentistry of Howard

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IV Sedation - Precision Dentistry of Howard

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