IV Sedation

Relax...You're in Great Hands

For patients with fear or apprehension, we offer Sedation Dentistry. Dr. James Bush is one of only a few general dentists in Tennessee who has advanced training in IV Sedation.

Nashville Sedation DentistryFor many years we have provided medication to make the anxiety of treatment disappear. We can repair years of neglect or dental damage often in a single visit by using a type of sedation. After a thorough exam, we determine the best protocol for your sedation treatment and make a plan that fits your dental needs with your esthetic desires. Most dental problems including implants, extractions, cosmetic restorations, and many other dental corrections can be done in a safe relaxed way using sedation dentistry.

The sedation we provide is a conscious sedation, meaning you will drift in and out of sleep and remember very little of the procedure.

IV Sedation is used most often during wisdom teeth removal, implant placement and other surgical procedures, but patients often choose comprehensive sedation techniques, including IV, for comfort during long procedures. Sedation is also used for the anxious or medically compromised patient.

Our state of the art surgical suite is equipped with monitoring equipment and all sedated patients are constantly monitored for blood pressure, heart rate and blood oxygen saturation levels.

With advanced training, Dr. James Bush is equipped to provide comprehensive sedation in a monitored, controlled and safe environment.

IV sedation is used most often during wisdom teeth removal, implant placement and other surgical procedures. However, you may choose IV sedation for the relief of fear and anxiety during any dental procedure that we perform.

Patients who are sedated may not eat or drink anything for 6 hours prior to appointment time and someone must drive them home and stay with them. Sedated patients may not drive or operate heavy machinery for 24 hours following their appointment time.

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