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what happens at the oral dentist when they give you an iv drip? what is it used for?

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Dr. Brett Noorda
Dentistry 25 years experience
Sedation: In a dental setting, IV drips are almost exclusively used to provide sedation for anxious patients or patients undergoing surgery.
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
Electrolyte balance: To have an entry point for administering whatever medications and fluids that is needed.
Dr. George Ayoub
Cosmetic Dentistry 18 years experience
Sedation: Iv is used as part of sedation so patient does not remember.

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