Mason IV Sedation Dentistry

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Feeling Anxious about the dentist? IV sedation dentistry at our Mason office may be the best option for you. IV sedation is a method of sedation that uses intravenous injection.

With IV sedation, you are not completely unconscious like when you are under general anesthesia. However, your level of consciousness is much diminished, and you may have trouble recalling what happened throughout the dental procedure. Because this medication is administered straight to your bloodstream, your dentist can easily manage your amount of sedation, and any adjustments will take effect right away.

At Cedar Village Dentistry, Dr. Thomas Dooley and Dr. Timothy Longo are dedicated to ensuring your complete comfort during dental treatment. . Ask us about sedation dentistry or book here right away.

Which procedures are candidates for IV sedation?

At Cedar Village Dentistry, we offer sedation dentistry options for all procedures, including:

Root canals


Tooth extractions


Dental implants


Cavity fillings


Gum disease treatments

Who Can Have IV Sedation?

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Typically, IV sedation is best for patients who:

  • Have moderate-to-severe dental anxiety
  • Have a very strong gag reflex
  • Cannot stay still for a dental procedure that may take multiple hours
  • Have a very low pain threshold
  • Are having multiple invasive procedures performed in one appointment

As long as you are healthy and do not have any noted reactions to common anesthetics and sedative medications, you are a potential candidate for IV sedation at Cedar Village Dentistry. Dr. Dooley and Dr. Longo will help you understand if you are a candidate for sedation after an initial exam.

Are There Other Sedation Options Available?

If you don’t think you need IV sedation, or you\\’re afraid of needles and would like another option, there are alternatives available.

Oral sedation

Oral sedation uses a pill-based sedative, usually Halcion or Ativan (similar to Valium). This pill is taken an hour or two before your procedure, based on the recommendation of your dentist. Like IV sedation, this pill will reduce your level of consciousness, and you may fall asleep or “forget” the procedure entirely.

Nitrous oxide

Minimal inhaled sedation uses nitrous oxide (laughing gas). This type of sedation produces a giddy “light-headed” sensation and is the most common among children and people with mild dental anxiety. One of the benefits of laughing gas is that its effects are quickly reversed. This means you can drive home after your appointment, which you can not do if you undergo oral sedation or IV sedation.

We answer your most common questions about sedation dentistry

Do I need sedation dentistry?
It’s a good idea to discuss your needs with our sedation dentist if any of the boxes below are checked.

  • Anxiety or stress at dental appointments
  • Fear of injections or needles
  • Need for a challenging or time-consuming treatment
  • Sensitivity to dental sounds or smells when visiting the dentist
  • Having a strong gag reflex 
  • Having painful or sensitive teeth
  • History of a traumatic dental experience
  • Claustrophobia when sitting in the dentist’s chair
Is dental sedation safe?
Sedation dentistry is a safe and effective way to help patients who experience anxiety or fear when undergoing dental treatment. Before administering sedation, our dentists will carefully evaluate your medical history to determine the appropriate type and dosage of sedative to use. We’ll also monitor you throughout the procedure to ensure the sedative is working as intended and to adjust the dosage if needed.

Get The Sedation Dentistry You Need!

Come to Cedar Village Dentistry in Mason, we have a reputation for being patient focused, and we’re dedicated to your comfort. Ask us about sedation options during your visit — we’re here to answer all your questions.

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Office Information

Phone: (513) 770-4370

Monday / Tuesday / Thursday: 7am - 7pm
Wednesday: 8am - 5pm
Friday: 7am - 4pm
Every other Saturday: 8am - 1pm

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Cedar Village Dentistry accepts cash, check, credit cards, and offers flexible financing and payment options, including CareCredit. We also accept most insurance plans and are happy to help you maximize your benefits.

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Our membership plan includes:

  • 2 cleanings
  • All exams
  • Needed x-rays
  • Oral cancer screening 
  • 30% off deep cleanings 
  • 15-20% discount on treatments


All for just $369 a year.


Call (513) 770-4370 to learn more.

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