IV Sedation Dentistry

We use advanced sedation dentistry for a variety of procedures to ensure you are comfortable, calm, and relaxed through your treatment or procedure. Our team will work closely with you to assess what fears you may have and determine a treatment option that feels comfortable for you.

Complimentary IV Sedation

We are excited to offer complimentary IV sedation on all treatments over $2,500 after any applicable discounts. Valid for cases initiated/completed via a single IV sedation appointment. Use the link below to set up an IV sedation consultation with our Lebanon office or call any of our locations for information about IV sedation.

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Dental sedation is the use of medicine to reduce physical pain associated with treatment or to reduce anxiety and help you feel more relaxed while dental work is being completed. This makes the experience more pleasant and ensures our staff can perform their duties more effectively. We offer IV dental sedation so that our patients can feel at ease while we transform their smiles.

IV Sedation Dentistry, also known as Conscious Sedation Dentistry, is a very safe and effective way to relieve anxiety associated with being at the dentist. Small incremental doses of relaxation medicine are given until you are completely relaxed and will have virtually no memory of the procedure.

We offer IV Sedation in all of our Ohio locations—Blue Ash, Batavia, and Lebanon. Contact the location nearest you with any questions or fill out our online form to request an appointment.

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Hear from Dr. Moorehead on what to expect with IV sedation and how to prepare for your appointment. 

Take Dental Anxiety Out of the Picture

At Moorehead Family Dentistry, we are passionate about helping our patients restore their smiles. We know that receiving dental procedures can give many people anxiety, which is why we love IV sedation. IV sedation will give you peace of mind knowing that you will have little to no memory of the procedure. This allows you comfortably get procedures that can make you fall in love with your smile again, boost your confidence, and improve your life.

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How Much Does IV Sedation Dentistry Cost?

We aim to provide high-quality dental care that’s affordable for our patients at each of our locations in Blue Ash, Batavia, and Lebanon, Ohio. The cost for dental sedation varies based on sedation type, how long you will be sedated, and your insurance coverage at the time of the procedure. Our office is happy to provide out-of-pocket estimates for your treatment—during your visit or over the phone.

  • IV Sedation: $199 / 15 minutes

Most procedures where IV Sedation is used can be completed within 1 hour. The total cost will depend on what procedure is being completed. We will provide you with an exact price after a consultation.

Certain PPO plans may cover up to 100%.

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Is IV Sedation Safe?

IV sedation is the safest sedation option because medications can be tailored quickly to each patient’s needs. The patient will feel a small pinch in the arm and then the medications will create a carefree appointment with no memory of the procedure for the patient. This option is also only available for healthy individuals with no major health conditions who have a driver to and from the appointment.


IV Sedation Dentistry: What to Expect

IV sedation does a great job of managing both pain and anxiety, takes effect very quickly, and wears off in a timely manner. This is the sedation method used for most oral surgeries.

During this procedure, small amounts of medication are given through an IV line to produce a state of complete relaxation. You will have no memory of the procedure and will feel no pain. Throughout the procedure, you will be connected to a state-of-the-art monitor that will continuously assess your vital signs such as breathing sounds (Bluetooth laryngeal stethoscope), oxygenation (pulse oximetry), heart rhythms (EKG or ECG), and blood pressure, all of which help ensure a completely safe procedure.

If you’re preparing for a procedure with IV sedation please ensure you follow our instructions:

  • Please ensure you are healthy. If any symptoms of a head or chest cold are present prior to your appointment, we may want to reschedule your procedure.
  • 6-hour fast. Do not eat or drink anything 6 hours prior to the appointment. The only exception to this is if you are diabetic—your doctor will give you specific instructions on eating/drinking limitations. 
  • Dress comfortably. No tight clothes or long-sleeved tops as access to the arm is needed for the blood pressure cuff.
  • Must have a designated driver. Someone will need to drive you to your appointment and drive you home. This person MUST remain in the office or vehicle during the procedure and we ask they do not run any errands during this time. This person is your responsible party.
    • If you are under the age of 19, this must be your parent or guardian.
  • Designate a caretaker. We ask that someone remains with you for at least 4 hours following the procedure.
  • For 24 hours, no driving, operating machinery

Meet Your IV Sedation Doctor

Dr. Doug Moorehead, dentist at Moorehead Family Dentistry

Dr. Doug Moorehead

Dr. Moorehead is an expert in IV sedation, with over 8 years of experience. He works on 10-15 sedation cases a day and is constantly improving his skills in sedation dentistry.

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