Surgical IV Moderate Sedation

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Surgical IV Moderate Sedation

Dr. Qadi trained extensively to administer Surgical IV Moderate Sedation safely and cost-effectively in the office setting. Dentists who administer

IV moderate sedation must obtain advanced education in anesthesia and regularly undergo a rigorous office anesthesia evaluation and certification.


Frequently Asked Questions:

What Is It?

Moderate sedation is an altered state of consciousness where we can reduce memory, anxiety levels, and pain perception. As a result, patients become very relaxed and comfortable during their procedures. Fortunately, from the time moderate sedation starts until patients leave the office, most patients feel like they have been asleep because they cannot remember anything.

How Is Moderate IV Sedation Different From General Anesthesia?

Patients are "completely out" or "put to sleep during general anesthesia." An anesthesiologist is needed to assist because the patient cannot breathe independently.

Patients can maintain their airways in moderate IV sedation, reducing risks and personnel needed. The recovery from moderate IV sedation is easier for the patient as well.

 How Will I Feel?

 Patients will remember little and generally feel no discomfort. Most people do not recall or feel any part of the procedure, including numbing/local

anesthesia. The sedatives may last several hours; patients may be groggy most of the day.

 How Is It Done?

 We administer sedatives intravenously or directly into the vein so Dr. Fow can ensure patients receive the correct amount of sedation.

 Am I Able to Drive Home?

 Because patients may feel groggy and disoriented, they will need someone to take them home from the office on the day of their

appointment. We cannot sedate patients if they do not have a responsible adult to accompany them after their appointment.

 Is It Safe?

 Yes, but you must:

  • Let us know about all medications and drugs you take
  • Let us know of any medical problems so we can tailor the sedation based on your needs and avoid serious side effects

 We are happy to provide this service to help our patients to have the most comfortable experience possible.

 Please let us know if you have any additional questions.


Dr. Tom Zyvoloski

Dr. Zade Faraj

Dr. Sara Qadi           

818 W South Boulder Rd
Louisville, CO 80027

Call  (303) 802-4313