At Tetri’s Smile Dental Boutique, we perform treatment on patients after administering intravenous sedation. This is a safe and effective method that helps our patients overcome feelings of anxiety and discomfort during the entirety of treatment. You won’t experience any pain or fear. Intravenous sedation ensures a smooth recovery, and you’ll be ready to go home almost immediately upon waking up.
How does IV sedation work?
Intravenous (IV) sedation involves administering sedative drugs directly into the bloodstream through a vein in the hand. An anesthesiologist uses a catheter for this purpose. The injection site is treated with a numbing cream so you don’t experience any discomfort or pain.
Depending on the type of sedative administered, IV sedation takes effect within a few seconds or minutes. You don’t even realize how you have fallen asleep. While under deep sedation, we monitor your pulse, oxygen levels, and blood pressure. We closely observe your body’s response to the sedative medication.
During the treatment, you don’t experience any discomfort. You neither hear, see, nor feel any parts of the procedure. You wake up only when the procedure is fully completed. Within 15-20 minutes, you fully recover and are ready to go home.
IV Sedation Certified Dentist
We perform all surgical procedures under sedation. Patient safety is our top priority. Therefore, sedation at our clinic is administered only by qualified staff.
Our doctors have undergone specialized training and accreditation for intravenous sedation. We possess the necessary skills and knowledge that eliminate any risks associated with treatment under sedation. We conduct continuous monitoring of patient indicators during the procedure. We preempt possible complications and undesirable anesthesia effects. For extended procedures (over 2 hours), an anesthesiologist is invited to administer sedation.
Benefits of IV Sedation
Is Treatment with IV Sedation Right For You?
Is treatment with intravenous sedation the right choice for you? All contradictions and possible scenarios will be considered during consultation upon gathering your medical history. Cases where general anesthesia is administered include:
You experience high stress before treatment
You have a pronounced vomiting reflex
Local anesthesia is contraindicated or does not work on you
A lengthy and complex procedure (over 1 hour) is scheduled in a single visit
Examples of Major Cases Treated with IV Sedation
This patient had multiple edentulous areas. Some teeth were replaced with implants, and bone atrophy was rapidly progressing. The remaining teeth had chips and deep cavities. They were not suitable for treatment. Following a recommendation, the patient consulted with Dr. Tetri.
After the consultation and diagnostics, progressive periodontitis was identified, and jawbone resorption had begun. The decision was made to extract all teeth. Dr. Tetri placed a fixed implant-supported prosthesis on the upper and lower jaws. All procedures were carried out under Deep Sedation.
On the very first day of treatment, the patient left the clinic with beautiful teeth, proper occlusion, and an aesthetic smile. Follow-up visits showed that the progressing jawbone resorption had halted.
This patient came in with abnormal occlusion and teeth worn due to bruxism. Chewing function was compromised. There were already 6 implants on the lower jaw and 2 on the upper jaw.
After diagnosis, the decision was made to conduct a Full Mouth Reconstruction in one day. Dr. Tetri prepared Tetri’s Smile™ Digital Smile Design. The service allows the patient to see and try on the smile before treatment begins. The patient liked the predicted result, and Dr. Tetri proceeded with the treatment.
Initially, all restorations and teeth with infected root canals were removed. They were not suitable for treatment. The doctor performed jawbone augmentation. He managed to preserve the existing implants and fit them with new abutments, reducing the treatment cost.
Dr. Tetri relaxed the facial muscles and restored their proper function. Temporary crowns were placed on the implants on the same day. After the implants had healed, the temporary crowns were replaced with permanent ceramic crowns. The treatment was conducted under intravenous sedation.
Dr. Tetri corrected the bite and fully restored the chewing function. The correct smile line was reestablished. The patient’s face visually appeared younger.
This patient had a complex case. The upper jaw was completely edentulous, while a few teeth remained in the lower jaw. She wore removable dentures for a long time. As a result, significant bone atrophy occurred, and the dentures frequently fell out of her mouth.
Dr. Tetri proposed a solution – a Full Mouth Reconstruction using the All-on-6 / All-on-X technique. However, the patient agreed to treatment only after two more agonizing years of wearing removable dentures.
Dr. Tetri performed a full mouth rehabilitation in one day. Using the PIC technique, he identified areas in the jaw for implant placement. He restored the lower jaw using the All-on-6 technique and installed 7 implants on the upper jaw. The procedure was conducted under IV Sedation.
New teeth were precisely crafted in the dental laboratory of Tetri’s Smile Dental Boutique. At the end of the procedure, the patient could hardly believe the treatment results. With tears of joy, she thanked Dr. Tetri for her new, radiant smile.