Intravenous (IV) Sedation
This is a very common type of anesthesia utilized by dentist anesthesiologists, oral surgeons, and medical professionals as well for typical routine outpatient short procedures. This type of anesthesia is typically described to patients as being half awake-half asleep whereby the anesthesia provider can predictably, accurately, and safely control the depth of anesthesia necessary in order to acquire maximum patient comfort.
Intravenous medicines that provide memory loss (amnesia) and pain control (narcotics) are administered that creates an altered state of awareness resulting in the patient experiencing a vague to no memory of the procedure being performed. The recovery is typically very rapid with little to no hangover effects.