IV Sedation & Anesthesia
We know how to help calm your anxiety and fears.
IV Sedation in the Office
Dr. Khan and his team at Three Rivers Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery are dedicated to providing a safe and comfortable environment for all patients young and old. We understand that many people have dental anxiety and fear, and sedation makes the surgery less stressful and reduces pain.
Sedation is recommended under several circumstances. Complex procedures require significant time and need patients to be still to allow Dr. Khan and the team to perform the surgery safely. Sedation helps patients relax, cope, and feel more comfortable about treatment.
Dr. Khan has over 20 years experience in administration of anesthesia, and along with his anesthesia team, have conducted thousands of surgeries under a variety of IV sedation options.
Diplomate of National Dental Board of Anesthesiology (NDBA)
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
National Registered Emergency Medical Technician and Paramedic (NREMT)
You will feel relaxed, calm, and comfortable during your oral surgery procedure.
I had to have teeth pulled, and I was very afraid. Dr. Khan and his staff made me feel very comfortable and safe. I didn’t feel a thing!
How to Prepare for IV Sedation
After your initial consultation, if Dr. Khan recommends IV sedation, our office will review your insurance and payment options, and schedule an appointment for your oral surgery procedure. In most cases, patients undergo office IV sedation in a comfortable and easy process that minimizes pain. Our office staff has the training, licensing, and experience to provide several types of anesthesia.
You will be given pre-operative instructions to prepare you and your loved ones for the surgery:
On the day of surgery:
Our staff will follow up with you after the procedure to see how you are doing and to take care of any questions or concerns you may have. In most cases, it will be a relatively quick and easy process!
What to Expect After IV Sedation
After your procedure, you will be awakened in recovery, observed, and then discharged in a stable condition. Your escort will take you home, and should be with you at all times for the next 24 hours following your surgery. Your prescriptions will be sent electronically to the pharmacy of your choice after you are discharged from the office. You may be able to start with clear liquids and a soft diet. You should avoid alcohol, driving, or making any legal decisions for at least 48 hours following your procedure. You should rest for the next few days according to your personalized post-op instructions.