Intravenous Sedation

For those interested in cosmetic dental treatments but hesitant due to fear of pain or anxiety, cosmetic dentistry with the addition of intravenous(IV) sedation is recommended.

This approach allows you to undergo dental surgery in a relaxed state, without worrying about the pain or anxiety during the procedure.

It is particularly popular among those coming from abroad who wish to receive intensive treatment in a short period. The treatment can be carried out with minimal stress.

IV sedation minimizes the stress and anxiety linked to dental appointments and procedures, guaranteeing a more comfortable treatment experience.

What is Intravenous Sedation?

Intravenous Sedation

Intravenous(IV) sedation is an anesthesia method through an IV drip, designed to lessen the burden for individuals who have a strong fear of dentists or who easily feel stressed.

While monitoring blood pressure and respiratory status to understand the body’s condition, a sedative is slowly administered into the arm through an IV drip.

You’ll gradually feel drowsy but will not lose consciousness entirely as you would with general anesthesia.

The sensation is akin to dozing off, with some patients even falling asleep during the process.

You might be aware of voices and the sound of instruments as if they’re in the distance, leading to a relaxed feeling as though the body has lightened.

Additionally, there’s an amnesic effect, meaning many patients do not remember much about the treatment, making the perceived duration of the treatment feel shorter.

Benefits of Intravenous(IV) Sedation

Undergoing intravenous sedation can reduce stress during dental surgery, allowing you to receive treatment in a relaxed state.

A notable advantage over nitrous oxide sedation, which is also used during dental procedures, is the more reliable sedation effect provided by intravenous methods.

After waking from the sedation, you’ll feel refreshed, similar to after a good night’s sleep.

Intravenous Sedation is Recommended for Individuals Like

Intravenous sedation is recommended for those with the following desires or concerns:

For Those Who Wish to Complete as Much Treatment as Possible in Single Visit

Undergoing extensive treatment in a single visit can lead to longer treatment times and potentially more physical strain.

This holds particularly true for short-term intensive treatments tailored for international visitors, which often involve extended treatment periods. As a result, treatments that include intravenous sedation have gained popularity.

Intravenous sedation allows you to receive treatment in a relaxed state, minimizing your discomfort and stress.

For Those Who Have Anxiety or Fear Towards Dental Treatments

This is recommended for people who have been hesitant to visit the dentist due to anxiety or those troubled by the sound of dental procedures.

For Those Who Struggle with the Stress and Pain of Dental Procedures

Individuals who are sensitive to the stress and discomfort of treatments may opt for care with intravenous sedation,which ensures a calm state during the procedures.

For Those with a Strong Gag Reflex

This method proves effective for those who find it challenging to tolerate dental instruments in their mouth or possess a strong gag reflex.

For Individuals Unsatisfied with the Results of Nitrous Oxide Sedation

Intravenous sedation offers more dependable outcomes than nitrous oxide sedation.

It’s ideal for those who did not find nitrous oxide sedation effective enough in the past.

For Those with Cardiovascular or Respiratory Conditions

Intravenous sedation is well-suited for individuals with cardiovascular conditions like hypertension or heart disease, as well as those with respiratory conditions such as bronchial asthma or lung disease.

Since the treatment involves delivering medication through an IV drip to monitor the body’s overall state, individuals with chronic conditions can undergo treatment safely.

For Individuals Receiving Dental Implant Procedures

In cases involving extensive treatment across the entire jaw or time-consuming surgeries such as dental implant placement, intravenous sedation allows for a more comfortable treatment experience with less burden.

For Those Who Are Not Suitable for Intravenous(IV) Sedation

While intravenous sedation offers many benefits, it cannot be used for individuals with certain chronic conditions or allergies, such as:

Short-Term Intensive Treatments Are Available

Short-Term Intensive Treatments Are Available

For our international visitors, we provide the option of merging short-term intensive treatment with intravenous(IV) sedation.

For instance, if you wish to complete ceramic treatments in fewer appointments, utilizing intravenous sedation can make the longer sessions per visit more bearable, as it places you in a sleep-like state to alleviate any discomfort.

Please feel free to consult us about cosmetic dentistry that incorporates intravenous sedation.

Intravenous Sedation Procedure

Pre-treatment Consultation

Pre-treatment Consultation

We start with a medical questionnaire to check your health, followed by an explanation of the planned treatment before the IV drip begins.

Vital Signs Check

We assess your vital signs, including blood pressure and respiratory rate, to measure your health status.

Initiating the IV Drip

Initiating the IV Drip

The sedation process starts with an intravenous drip.

Shortly after the drip starts, you’ll begin to feel sleepy within a minute or two.

Quickly Entering a Relaxed State

You won’t become entirely unconscious as with general anesthesia, but you will feel as if you are napping, entering a relaxed state.

Some patients might fall asleep, but most remain in a drowsy state throughout the treatment.

Local Anesthetic

To ensure complete pain relief, local anesthesia is administered in addition to the IV sedation.

Dental Treatment Underway

We proceed with the dental work while continually monitoring your overall health indicators. The sedative ensures greater comfort throughout longer procedures, making them easier to endure.

End of Treatment

End of Treatment

Post-treatment, you may need a short period to recover from the sedation’s lingering effects before you are ready to leave.

Precautions After Receiving Intravenous Sedation

Immediately following the procedure, you may experience lingering drowsiness or unsteadiness. It typically takes about 2 hours for your consciousness and physical state to fully normalize.

Considering your post-treatment condition, we encourage you to get enough rest before leaving.

Other Important Precautions

Treatments Available at White White Dental Clinic

Treatments Available at White White Dental Clinic

At White White Dental Clinic, you can opt for intravenous sedation alongside cosmetic dentistry such as ceramic crowns and implant treatments, according to your needs.

For those who wish to undergo cosmetic dentistry but have fears about receiving treatment abroad or a strong fear of dental procedures, we can offer treatments combined with intravenous sedation.

Intravenous Sedation

88,000 yen


Flexible payment methods

Flexible payment methods

We accept various kinds of credit cards as well as installments.

Flexible payment methods are offered to meet our customers’ preferences.

Furthermore, all of our aesthetic treatments can be paid by PayPay, Union Pay/Union Card,Alipay and WeChat Pay.

Consult Us About Cosmetic Dentistry with Intravenous Sedation

free consultation

Combining cosmetic dental treatments with intravenous sedation allows you to undergo dental surgeries in a relaxed state.

Intravenous sedation is especially recommended for those who have significant pain or anxiety.

Please begin by sending us an inquiry form to discuss your treatment options.

We will follow up with an email to arrange a schedule for an online consultation using Zoom.

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