About IV Sedation & Anesthesia
At Millennium Surgical in Chicago, IL, our board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon, Dr. Bartlomiej Nierzwicki, and his nursing staff will go over the sedation options, including IV sedation, before your surgery. No need to have fear and anxiety about your procedure; our professional staff is trained in administering modern anesthesia techniques and monitoring you during the recovery period. Dr. Nierzwiki will explain how the IV sedation works (an ultra-fine needle will either be inserted in a vein in the patient’s hand or at the inner elbow). Still conscious, the patient will not feel painful sensations associated with the surgery and will be relaxed from the medication. With continuous monitoring throughout the procedure, we will make sure you are handling the procedure with ease and not experiencing complications from the anesthesia. During your consultation, you will meet with Dr. Nierzwicki to discuss the course of treatment and amount of sedation needed, along with any concerns or anxieties that you may have.
"Fantastic doctor! I had a molar extracted one week ago. I am a patient who suffers from extreme dental anxiety. I went in for a consultation and Dr. Bart was a Godsend. He explained in detail the procedure, gave me a prescription to help with the dental anxiety and the next day completed the extraction in a matter of minutes with no issues whatsoever. I am so grateful to have used his services. Once I left the consultation, I was actually looking forward to getting the procedure done. He listened to my concerns, addressed them thoroughly with his thoughtful bedside manner. His staff was also exceptional. The facility is clean and modern. I felt no pain or anxiety. If I have any future oral surgery needs, I will never go anywhere else but to Millennium Surgical. A week later, I am healing nicely and have had no pain just the normal discomfort which comes from an extraction. Hands down the best oral surgeon in the area."- V.Y. / Yelp / Jun 07, 2018
"Fantastic doctor! I had a molar extracted one week ago. I am a patient who suffers from extreme dental anxiety. I went in for a consultation and Dr. Bart was a Godsend. He explained in detail..."- V.Y. / Yahoo / Jun 07, 2018
"They are wonderful, caring people. I had a panic attack and the nurses sat with me and calmed me down. They are dedicated to their work, and makes sure their clients leave with a smile."- T.N. / Facebook / Jun 04, 2018
"Walk in, quick consult eval & tooth out; walk out. Done. Went to work next day. No problem."- A.S. / Facebook / Mar 10, 2018
"Dr. Nierzwicki and his team were exceptional, professional, and compassionate. I was told about Dr. Nierzwicki from a friend and went for my wisdom teeth extractions. I was called in for the dimensional x-ray and was then taken to the consulting room. My vitals were taken and then I waited for Dr. Nierzwicki to explain my options. He explained the risks of the surgery and provided all the information I needed. I was given the option to remove my wisdom teeth that same day with only local anesthesia, so I went ahead and did it. The staff and Dr. Nierzwicki made me feel very comfortable. I was given instructions on how to take the medications, what to expect, and how to care for my incisions. The surgery only took a few minutes but it went smoothly as Dr. Nierzwicki would walk me through every single step he was doing. This made me feel very comfortable and less anxious. If you need to remove your wisdom teeth or need any dental surgeries, I recommend coming here."- A.S. / Yelp / Mar 07, 2018
Before intravenous sedation or anesthesia:
- You must not eat or drink (including water) for 8 hours before the surgical appointment.
- No smoking at least 12 hours before surgery. Cut down or stop smoking as soon as possible.
- A responsible adult must accompany the patient to the office, remain in the office during the procedure, and drive the patient home.
- The patient should not drive a vehicle or operate any machinery for 24 hours following surgery.
- Wear loose-fitting clothing with sleeves that can be rolled up past the elbow (for the IV), and low-heeled shoes (so you do not fall after surgery).
- Contact lenses, jewelry, and dentures must be removed.
- Do not wear lipstick, excessive makeup, or nail polish on the day of surgery.
- If you have an illness such as a cold, sore throat, or upset stomach, please notify the office.
- If you take any medications, please inform your surgical team.
After your procedure, you will rest in our recovery room until the surgeon releases you to go home. We will not allow any patient to drive a vehicle or operate any machinery for 24 hours after an anesthesia administration. Each patient should have a trusted adult drive them home and stay to make sure there are no complications after surgery.
Plan Your Procedure
- Recovery Time
- 3 – 5 Days
- Post-op Follow-up
- 2 Weeks
- Procedure Recovery Location
No More Fear
Children and adults alike have fears and anxieties about the dentist. When surgery is mentioned, those fears can magnify and keep patients from seeking treatment. Our oral and maxillofacial surgeon provides his patients with options in sedation methods. Don't be afraid to make an appointment today, and we promise to make the experience as pain-free as possible with IV sedation and anesthesia.