Once you’ve experienced intravenous (IV) sedation dentistry by Dr. Reese, you’ll never be afraid to return to the dentist again. Much more than ‘a pill and laughing gas’ technique geared to ‘relax’ you, IV sedation allows you to comfortably and safely sleep through all your dental appointments.
Dr. Reese has been licensed and providing a true intravenous sedation for over 30 years. He has performed thousands of procedures under IV sedation that would otherwise have been avoided and led to unwanted tooth loss by fearful patients.
IV sedation allows a combination of sedative and narcotic drug administration to safely and effectively allow you to sleep through the appointment. An intravenous line allows for the administration of stronger sleep agents to induce a controlled ‘nap’. Constant monitoring of your vital signs allow an immediate response to your experience and provide insight for additional drug doses to ensure you sleep deeply and safely throughout your procedure.
The intravenous modality is especially critical for those with health issues that require constant monitoring of your condition and immediate access if reversal agents should be needed. IV sedation also provides us the opportunity to supplement your body with nutrients that improves wellness and assists in recovery and detoxification such as Vitamin-C.
Intravenous Vitamin C (IV-C) is a technique that allows the delivery of large amounts of vitamin C to the body, typically, without causing any gastric upset. Vitamin C helps replace electrons that mercury and other heavy metals take on their way out of your system and boosts your immune system when potentially compromised with the release of toxins. IV C delivers powerful antioxidant properties that are essential to fight the free radical damage effects in our bodies from numerous diseases, infectious processes, and toxic threats. It has been shown that sensitivity to mercury toxicity is directly related to the antioxidant protection (Vit. C being a large contributor) in a person’s cells prior to the exposure that can happen with amalgam removal.
When Vitamin C is taken orally, your body can only absorb a small amount of it into the digestive track, while the rest is passed out through urine. A Vitamin C IV allows for much higher doses to be absorbed immediately, thus increasing its effectiveness without causing any gastric burning.
"Vitamin C IVs help to loosen any mercury that has bonded with cells in the body. It also helps to protect your cells from the potential damage that exposure to mercury can cause. It promotes the body’s natural healing process in all the cells throughout the body. Other beneficial effects include detoxification, improved cholesterol profile and improvement with certain hormonal problems related to thyroid and adrenal glands."
—Dr. Ted Reese