IV sedation, also known as intravenous sedation, is a great option for wisdom teeth extraction, but it’s not only option. The best choice of anaesthesia for wisdom teeth extraction will depend on the individual’s needs and preferences, as well as the complexity of the extraction.
IV sedation provides a deeper level of sedation. It allows the patient to be in a state of deep relaxation/sleep, and most patients do not remember the procedure. IV sedation is also beneficial for patients who may have a fear or anxiety about dental procedures, or for patients who require multiple extractions in one appointment.
Another option is local anesthesia, which numbs only the area around the tooth. It allows the patient to be awake during the procedure, but without feeling pain.
Ultimately, the choice of anaesthetic will be based on the patient’s medical history, the complexity of the extraction, the dentist and the patient’s preference. We will discuss the options with you and help you choose the best sedation method for your individual case.