IV Sedation

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon & Head and Neck Surgery located in Roslyn Village, Roslyn, NY

IV Sedation

IV Sedation services offered in Roslyn Village, Roslyn, NY

If you feel anxious during dental procedures or oral surgery, Gold Coast Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery in Roslyn, New York, offers a simple solution. Steve Yusupov, DDS, MD, FACS, provides IV sedation to help you relax during your procedure and make it a comfortable experience. Call the office to learn more about IV sedation, or use the online booking feature today.

IV Sedation Q & A

What is IV sedation?

IV sedation involves receiving medicines that help you feel relaxed or fall asleep during oral and maxillofacial surgery or any dental procedure. Dr. Yusupov’s office offers this service to reduce dental anxiety and make each experience comfortable, relaxing, and pain-free. He is an oral surgeon with extensive experience in administering IV anesthesia for adults and children.

What are the benefits of IV sedation?

The benefits of IV sedation at Gold Coast Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery include:

  • Exceptional oral surgery experience
  • Reduced anxiety
  • Relaxation
  • Calmness 


Dr. Yusupov is highly trained with many years of experience. You and your family will have peace of mind knowing you won’t experience fear, worry, or anxiety during Gold Coast Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery procedures.

The specialty dental office is equipped with American Society of Anesthesiologists monitoring equipment.

Is IV Sedation right for me?

Dr. Yusupov lets you know if you’re a candidate for IV sedation after determining which treatment is best and the severity of anxiousness you may struggle with when receiving dental treatments. He might suggest IV sedation or general anesthesia, depending on your comfort level and the invasiveness of the surgery you require.

Not everyone is a candidate for IV sedation in the office. This does NOT mean that you cannot be put to sleep for your procedure Dr. Yusupov reviews your medical history, preferences, medications, and your level of anxiety to determine which treatment is best. For patients with multiple medical comorbidities, or for extremes of age, Dr. Yusupov may utilize an anesthesiologist to administer the sedation. Performing surgery in a nearby hospital is an option as well as Dr. Yusupov is on staff at multiple local hospitals. 

What should I expect during IV sedation?

Avoid eating and drinking anything for 8 hours prior to the scheduled procedure if Dr. Yusupov asks you to, and remove any contact lenses or prostheses. Most medications can be taken with a sip of water. Please confirm with the office about your medications, if this was not addressed during your consultation visit. 

During IV sedation, you relax in a comfortable reclining chair or exam table. Dr. Yusupov inserts an intravenous catheter into your arm or hand to infuse medicine into your bloodstream. You then begin to feel relaxed or fall asleep. 

Dr. Yusupov uses his expertise in dentistry and surgery to complete your treatment, ensuring your utmost safety while under sedation. He can adjust the level of anesthesia used as needed during your surgery. He maintains hospital privileges to perform surgery in a hospital environment whenever needed.

Once he completes the procedure, Dr. Yusupov removes your IV and allows the medication to wear off. You must have a friend or family member drive you home after receiving IV sedation, and it is important to follow all your post-procedure instructions.

To learn more about IV sedation at Gold Coast Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, call the office or use the online booking feature today.