Oral Sedation vs. Intravenous (IV) Sedation for Dental Implant Surgery

Do you get nervous to go to the dentist?  Have you been putting off your dental implant surgery for fear of pain?  Don’t let your oral condition worsen.  Dr. Young can help provide a calm, relaxing experience for you through Oral or IV Sedation.  Although they are not necessary for dental implant surgery, Oral or IV Sedation can greatly benefit many patients who may become anxious for oral surgery. 

What is Oral Sedation?

Oral sedation is just as it sounds, taking a pill orally to sedation/calm you.  Oral sedation can help calm your nerves prior to your procedure and depending on how you’re doing, your doctor can administer more while monitoring your vitals during your procedure.  

What is Intravenous (IV) Sedation?

Similarly, Intravenous (IV) Sedation is also just as it sounds sedation via an IV (plastic tube) in your hand or arm.  This is actually considered “the safest and most effective form of dental sedation.” 

Whatever your dental implant needs may be, you can have piece of mind knowing that Dr. Young is not only board certified by the American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry, but also an Associate Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, as well as, certified to perform IV Sedation. In turn he is in full control during your procedure and also able to keep your cost down in not having to hire another doctor to administer your sedation.   

If you are interested in dental implant surgery or would like more information on Oral/IV Sedation as it pertains to your dental implant surgery, please call 888.257.4025 to set up a consultation with Dr. Young.  He has several office locations he works out of throughout Southeast Michigan.


1. Intravenous (IV) Sedation and Oral Sedation.  McFadden Dental Implant Center. Available online April 1, 2021.  Website:

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