Intravenous Sedation


Are you afraid of the pain from dental procedures or the mere thought of walking into a dental office makes you tense? You are not alone. Many people struggle with fear of the dental chair – and would rather live with pain, then suffer through a treatment.

At ConfiDental Costa Rica, we offer our patients the option of Intravenous Sedation or Conscious Sedation for their dental treatment. Intravenous Anesthesia is usually safe and is used for short, uncomplicated dental procedures and allows you stay awake and relaxed during the treatment. It can be used for everything from oral surgery to teeth cleaning.

This procedure involves a combination of a sedative to relax you and an anesthetic to block pain. A doctor or nurse (no anesthesiologist is needed) will administer the medicine through an IV or a shot into a muscle. This can also be given as medicine to take orally.

If you take the medicine orally, you will start to feel the effects after 30-60 minutes. However, with the IV or shot, the effects are almost immediate. You will begin to feel relaxed and drowsy. Your breathing will slow and your blood pressure may drop slightly. The dentist will provide a monitor during your oral surgery and a person will be with you at all times during the procedure to make sure you are doing well throughout the treatment.


We take extreme care to review our patients medical records. However, we need you to follow the pre-procedure directions we give you.

Please tell us:

  • If you are or could be pregnant
  • What medicines you are taking, even drugs, supplements, or herbs you bought without a prescription
  • About allergies or health conditions you have, what medicines you are taking, and what anesthesia or sedation you have had before.


  • Follow instructions about when to stop eating and drinking.
  • DO NOT drink alcohol the night before and the day of your procedure.
  • Take the drugs as prescribed by Confidential Costa Rica doctors.
  • Arrive at the hospital or clinic on time.





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Gary Corarito
Gary Corarito
14:41 02 Dec 21
I love my new smile and ability to eat whatever I want. Dr Garita and staff were awesome!!
Andy Rhodes
Andy Rhodes
19:50 01 Sep 21
Great experience from the time I was picked up from SJO till my last visit three weeks later. Being... that I was from out of country (Texas) they made me a top priority. I had done 29 zirconium dental crowns. I have to say it was a much more intensive process than I had first envisioned, but Dr.Garita and Dr. Barrantes, along with all of their staff were wonderful at getting me thru it! ConfiDental was a very clean and modern facility in every regard.The receptionist, Erica was very pleasant and made sure that all my needs were met while I was in country from arranging the initial hotel reservation, to any insight I had while in Costa Rica. Thanks for everything. PuraVidaread more
Mario Inchausti
Mario Inchausti
02:02 20 Jul 21
I can’t say enough about Dr. Garita. He took the time to explain everything clearly. I had all my... teeth replaced with zirconia: a horrifying procedure under the best of circumstances. Dr. Garita and his excellent staff went above and beyond to make the experience as comfortable and untraumatic as humanly possible. I’m convinced that I got the best treatment available, period. I now have no pain & a dazzling Clooney-level smile. If you’re considering Confidental for any reason, don’t more
Matt Salvator
Matt Salvator
16:15 12 Jul 21
Excellent customer service and quality work. Truly happy with the service and final outcome. ... Highly recommend this dental more
benji naranjo
benji naranjo
01:30 15 Apr 21
After looking at many dental offices, getting my Porcelain Veneers done with ConfiDental has been... by far the best investment I've made for my dental health. Since I first reached out the journey was professional and very warm. Dr.Garita was a very important guide and the results were way better than I expected. I can smile confidently again. Dr.Garita is definitely the leader in aesthetic restorative treatments in Costa more
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