Sedation Dentistry Suwanee, GA
without fear of pain.
Dr. Li is certified to provide IV conscious sedation
We understand that a dental implant treatment or other surgical care can cause feelings of anxiety. Our team wants you to be as comfortable as possible. That’s why we’re proud to offer sedation dentistry options to help you feel relaxed and at ease.
Dr. Li is one of few Suwanee periodontists to hold a hospital-based anesthesia certification, qualifying him to provide IV sedation during your treatment. We’ll discuss this option before your appointment, helping you decide if sedation dentistry is right for you and what you can expect.
Schedule a consultation today to learn more and plan your treatment.
What is IV sedation?
Intravenous sedation (IV sedation or IVS) is often recommended for surgical procedures or for patients who experience severe dental anxiety.
Given through intravenous injection, this sedative medication will help reduce your level of consciousness during treatment. Because IV sedation is delivered directly into your bloodstream, Dr. Li can precisely control your level of sedation and make adjustments as needed.
Benefits of IV sedation
Easier and more convenient than general anesthesia
Eliminates stress and anxiety from the treatment process
Less postoperative discomfort than other sedation options
Won’t remember anything about the procedure
Hear from our patients
“Dr. Li and his staff are wonderful – experienced, professional, and caring. From what my friends tell me, I had a much better experience using laser to address my receding gums than they had doing it without laser. And my gums look great!”
— D’Ann R.
“I absolutely love Dr. Li. He cares for his patients and wants the best for them. The staff is warm and friendly, they too make you feel comfortable.”
— Christina I.
“Dr. Li and his entire staff have been absolutely wonderful! This whole experience has been life changing for me! They are top notch!”
— Kelly D.
How to get started
Book now. No referral needed!
Our door is open to all, regardless of how you found us!
Get 60-minutes with Dr. Li
Evaluate your periodontal health and get answers to your questions.
Plan your implant treatment
Find out if IV sedation is recommended as part of your treatment.
Common questions about IV sedation
How do I prepare for IV sedation?
Our team will provide you with specific instructions to help you prepare for your appointment. For example, eating and drinking should be stopped at least 8 hours before you are given IVS. Dr. Li will give more detailed instructions depending on your appointment time. We’ll ensure you know what to expect.
Can any periodontist perform IV sedation?
While most dental care providers can perform nitrous oxide, very few can perform IV sedation. Dr. Li is trained and licensed to perform IV sedation to help ensure you have a comfortable and successful treatment.
How does IV sedation work?
A small IV needle will be introduced into your vein and a sedative injected directly into your bloodstream. You’ll slip into a deep level of relaxation and be mostly unaware of anything that’s going on.
Does IV sedation put you to sleep?
IVS works quickly and provides an adequate level of unconsciousness to block any awareness of the dental procedure being performed. While it doesn’t put you completely “under,” your level of grogginess afterward will require a friend or family member to drive you home. You should spend the remainder of the day resting and you may or may not remember anything about the procedure itself.
More sedation dentistry options available!
Other sedation dentistry techniques used at our office include…
- Local anesthesia (numbing solution)
- Nitrous oxide
I have personally worked with Dr. Li and can honestly say that all of his care is personal and top notch! I definitely recommend him for any periodontal and implant treatment! — Dr. Matt Johnson