Asheville Dental is the first dentistry practice in western North Carolina to offer IV sedation. IV sedation is endorsed by the American Dental Association and is an effective way to make many patients comfortable during their dental visit. It most commonly is used for patients during extensive procedures, for patients with dental phobia, or for patients who find it difficult to sit still. It also is helpful for patients who have physical needs and strong gag reflexes. Our office provides IV sedation using a board-certified anesthesiologist (M.D.) to administer and monitor the entire sedation process.