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Is the patient awake or aware if given iv sedation in preparation for 1 or even 2 dental implants at the same visit?

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Dr. Paul Grin answered

Specializes in Pain Management

To some, just the thought of having a dental implant placed in their mouth can be very scary. It doesn't have to be this way and IV sedation eliminates that problem. If sedation is administrated by a general dentist, you are awake, but comfortable. If it's done in the oral surgery office, it is a deep sedation and you are asleep.

Answered May 23, 2014

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Dr. Jonathan Blank answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

During conscious sedation one may aware but comfortable and able to bear the needles from the local during heavy sedation one would not be aware at all able 1 or 2 implants doesn't make a difference if u r in good health

Answered May 23, 2014

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Dr. Arman Roksar answered

Specializes in Dentistry - Prosthodontics

When someone is under IV Sedation, they are unaware of what is going on. They also do not feel anything. Under IV sedation, a person enters in a sleep/twilight state. But they do breath on their own.

Answered May 24, 2014

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Dr. Karen Sibert answered

Specializes in Anesthesiology

Under conscious sedation, the patient is awake but lightly sedated. There are different levels of sedation: conscious, moderate, and deep. With deep sedation, it is unusual to be aware of anything, but it still may happen. Only general anesthesia reliably provides complete unconsciousness. Tolerance varies; a person who uses alcohol or other sedatives will need more sedation.

Answered May 24, 2014

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Dr. John Thaler answered

Specializes in Prosthodontics

Depends on the surgeon and the patient's desires. We do entire mouth tx. in one visit and usually use sedation. However, we have had patients request only local anesthesia.

Answered Dec 28, 2014

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