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IV Sedation Dentist in Elyria & Westlake, OH

A: Along with Dr. Guirguis, a member of our clinical team will be present throughout your procedure to closely monitor your wellbeing. We take every precaution, and use advanced equipment to ensure your safety at all times.
A: The most commonly used medications are Halcion, Ativan or Valium. In small doses, these drugs produce a relaxing effect, and in larger doses they induce sleep. We administer enough so that you are still awake, but extremely relaxed. All of these drugs have a very low incidence of side effects.
After treatment, you will need a responsible party to drive you home. It is not safe to drive until the medication has completely worn off, which may take up to 4 hours after it was administered.

IV Sedation Dentist in Elyria & Westlake, OH

Best Candidates for IV Sedation

IV sedation is one of the many types of sedation available in Elyria, OH with Dr. Eric Guirguis, a sleep sedation dentist, and may be appropriate for you if you have moderate to severe levels of dental anxiety. You may be a good candidate for sleep dentistry if you have:

  • A high level of fear about going to the dentist
  • Limited time to complete your dental care plan
  • Complex dental problems
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Previous traumatic dental experiences
  • A fear of needles and shots
  • An aversion to being in a dental setting
  • Embarrassment about your teeth


How IV Sedation Works

IV sedation is administered intravenously and induces a state of deep relaxation. You are still able to speak and follow instructions, but you will not be very coherent and may not remember much from the procedure.

Dr. Guirguis has extensive experience administering sedatives intravenously, and we have found that this form of sedation is very effective for managing moderate to severe dental anxiety. It is not available at all dental offices in Elyria, but Dr. Guirguis has completed the advanced training and certification required by the state Board of Dental Examiners to provide this service to patients. If you have a very high level of fear and discomfort about going to the dentist, you may benefit from sleep dentistry services that alleviate anxiety and fear.

The drugs are administered directly into the bloodstream and take effect shortly after administration. You are monitored the entire time to ensure your blood oxygen level, blood pressure, heart rate, and breathing rate remain stable. You will need someone to drive you home after your procedure.

Looking for a sleep sedation dentist in Elyria or Westlake, OH? Schedule your appointment with Dr. Guirguis today!

Office Hours

Monday: 9-5 Elyria Office
Tuesday: 9-5 Westlake Office
Wednesday: 9-2 Westlake Office
Thursday:9-5 Elyria Office
Friday: By apt only