IV Dental Sedation


Meet Dr. Lee Herring, one of the ten board-certified anesthesiologists on hand to provide intravenous sedation at our Flowood, MS, practice. By offering this deep level of sedation, we can provide comfortable and stress-free care to patients with the widest range of needs–even serious dental anxiety. IV sedation also makes more complex procedures, like implant placement, easier for both the patient and the dentist.

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WEBVTT 00:00:06.320 --> 00:00:07.570 My name is Dr. 00:00:07.600 --> 00:00:08.620 Lee Herring. 00:00:08.650 --> 00:00:10.980 I am one of 10 board-certified 00:00:11.010 --> 00:00:16.940 anesthesiologists that provide IV sedation here at Family Dental Care, so I think we 00:00:16.970 --> 00:00:22.860 bring a host of added elements and care to patients that 00:00:22.890 --> 00:00:26.780 couldn't otherwise have their dental care provided for them. 00:00:26.810 --> 00:00:29.540 In this office, we only do IV sedation. 00:00:29.570 --> 00:00:31.980 We are not using general anesthesia, which 00:00:32.010 --> 00:00:35.700 is typically done for surgeries in the hospital. 00:00:35.730 --> 00:00:39.780 We have the same monitors and drugs and MD 00:00:39.810 --> 00:00:45.500 expertise that we have in the hospital, but we're doing IV sedation, which 00:00:45.530 --> 00:00:51.740 generally has shorter effects, and so the patient can wake up quickly, but yet still 00:00:51.770 --> 00:00:56.300 be unconscious and unaware of what's going on during the procedure. 00:00:56.330 --> 00:00:59.300 The dentists actually have to be IV- 00:00:59.330 --> 00:01:05.100 certified as well, so they have gone through an extensive education and IV 00:01:05.130 --> 00:01:09.850 course so that they are familiar with everything that we are doing. 00:01:09.880 --> 00:01:14.020 I think that does provide a good level of backup to what we're doing. 00:01:14.050 --> 00:01:15.570 But this is something that the 00:01:15.600 --> 00:01:21.050 anesthesiologists do every day in the operating room, and we have that expertise 00:01:21.080 --> 00:01:27.280 that we're able to provide to complicated patients and can give them the peace of 00:01:27.310 --> 00:01:30.740 mind and knowing that we're there to take care of just them. 00:01:30.770 --> 00:01:33.280 And the dentist can concentrate on the dentistry.

Dr. Danny O'Keefe

Family Dental Care

At Family Dental Care in Flowood, MS, Dr. Danny O'Keefe and his experienced team provide patients from throughout the greater Jackson area with superior general, cosmetic, and restorative dental care. Our office is equipped with modern dental technology and we offer complete sedation services to enhance patient comfort. Dr. O'Keefe is affiliated with:

  • The American Dental Association
  • The Mississippi Dental Association
  • The Academy of General Dentistry
  • The American Dental Society of Anesthesiology

To schedule an appointment, please fill out our online form or call (601) 936-2526.

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"This office has the most professional dentists and dental staff. They treat you like family every time you're there. I've been a patient for over 15 years and I don't plan on leaving anytime soon." Rita O., Current Patient

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