IV Sedation Dentistry at DGY Dentistry Ann Arbor
DGY Dentistry Ann Arbor is now working with an anesthesiologist, Dr. Harry M Miller, MD, to provide IV sedation dentistry to our patients. Although some dentists do IV sedation on their own after a course and certification, we know our excellence lies in providing dentistry and have chosen to leave IV sedation with an experienced MD.
What is IV sedation dentistry?
IV sedation dentistry administers a sedative through a vein and puts the patient asleep for the duration of the dental procedure. The recovery is approximately an hour after completion, and patients will be a bit unsteady. They will need someone to look after them until the effects of the sedation wear off. IV sedation is a possible option for patients who don’t respond well to oral sedation and are left with no other solution.
The American Dental Association considers “The administration of local anesthesia, sedation and general anesthesia is an integral part of dental practice…” and “is committed to the safe and effective use of these modalities by appropriately educated and trained dentists.”
Sedation dentistry at DGY Dentistry Ann Arbor
Anesthesiologist Dr. Miller has agreed to work with our dental office to provide IV sedation. He is a graduate of Medical College of Pennsylvania and University of Southern California – LAC+USC Medical Center. He did his residency in anesthesiology and has been practicing for over 20 years. Dr. Miller is board certified and works with many dental offices across the country.
DGY Dentistry Ann Arbor offers a number of options when it comes to sedation dentistry, including IV and oral sedation. We offer no-pressure consultations to assess your dental health and medical history to determine the best type of sedation for your unique needs. Request an appointment today to learn your options.