IV Sedation Bethesda and Washington, DC
Many patients fear a visit to the dentist’s office, particularly for a surgical procedure. We understand that. As Dr. Puterman is the only periodontist in the Bethesda and Washington, DC area who is qualified to provide either IV or oral sedation, we know that we can make your visit a much more relaxing one. With “twilight sleep”, you still have full control of your body but you rest in a comfortable and safe environment. Only relatively short-acting medications are used, allowing you to be fully alert by the time you’re ready to go home. Best of all, you may not remember much of the procedure.
As a recent study on over 250 patients shows, IV sedation may be considered safer than no sedation. The study found that sedated patients during dental implant procedures had more stable blood pressure than patients undergoing procedures without sedation. According to the authors:
“The application of this intravenous sedation regimen stabilized hemodynamics and contributed to the safety of the patient in dental implant surgery.”
Dr. Puterman meets or exceeds every safety precaution set by the state dental board. He is certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support and is an active member of the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology.
Learn how IV Sedation can make periodontal procedures more comfortable for you. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Puterman in the Bethesda and Washington, DC area at (301) 652-0939.