IV Sedation & Anesthesia

Nervous about your next dental visit? Need major work done? We have great news for you, as your dental treatment can now be completed under the comfort of Sedation & Anesthesia right here at Rivertown Dental Care. By administering a combination of pharmaceuticals orally, you can relax during your dental treatment like never before. For more information about Sedation, please call us at 706-324-6441 to schedule an evaluation and consultation appointment.

Advantages of IV Anesthesia

  • Significantly relieve anxiety, often to the point where patients sleep through the procedure
  • Provide powerful pain relief
  • Eliminate issues with gag reflex
  • Result in amnesia, or little or no recollection of the dental procedure
  • Lower risk of post-operative discomfort
  • Lower risk of post-operative infection
  • Lower risk of post-operative swelling and nausea

Sedation Instructions

Determining if you are a candidate for IV Sedation will require an evaluation by one of our doctors. Dr. Miller, Dr. Miller, Dr. O’Neal and Dr. Talbot will review your medical & dental history, examine your dental needs, and prescribe treatment as needed. If you are to receive treatment under IV sedation, it is very important that 

  1. You may not have anything to eat or drink (including water) for eight (8) hours prior to the sedation appointment.
  2. A responsible adult must accompany the patient to the office, remain in the office during the procedure, and then drive the patient home after the procedure. 
  3. No smoking for at least 12 hours before the IV Sedation appointment.
  4. The patient should not drive or operate heavy machinery for 24 hours following the sedation appointment
  5. The patient should not be left unattended after the IV Sedation procedure. An adult must remain with the patient.
  6. Please wear loose-fitting, comfortable clothing with sleeves that can be rolled up past the elbow
  7. Contact lenses, jewelry, make-up, finger nail polish, and dentures must be removed prior to the sedation treatment.
  8. If you develop any illness prior to the sedation appointment, please call the office.
  9. If you take any routine medications, please check with one of our doctors at the evaluation appointment for instructions regarding the medications.