A 66-year-old male asked:
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Would it be smart to have an i.V. If having 2 dental implants for the 1st time? Does an anesthesiologist give it or does dds do it all? Credentials?

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Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience in Dentistry
Unnecessary: All that is really necessary is local anesthesia. Nitrous oxide\oxygen analgesia is a nice adjunct to use for apprehensive patients. This should be discussed with the surgeon prior to the procedure. Iv sedation adds cost and possible complications but if you and your dentist feel you need it, by all means consider it.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013
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