Peter J Waidzunas, DDS, Ltd


Windsor Court I Office Centre

501 N. Riverside Dr.  Suite 119

Gurnee, Illinois, 60031


I.V. Sedation Anesthesia (In Office Pentothal)


Dr. Waidzunas has trained with some of the world's most prominent  dental anesthesiology specialists. He is specailly licensed, trained and certified to administer I.V. Sedation Anesthesia. He will provide exceptional dental care in a safe, caring, relaxed environment where you will feel loved and appreciated.


What You Need to Know About I.V. Sedation

Most people are able to have intravenous sedation. There are some medical conditions that do, however, rule it out as an option. As part of your consultation, the doctor will review your medical history and discuss the different anesthesia options with you.

Intravenous sedation is the administration of a tranquilizer drug into a vein using an extremely thin needle. The sedative used produces, in most people, a very strong feeling of deep relaxation and well-being. Even the most highly anxious individuals can be treated successfully using this technique. At NO time is the patient rendered unconscious. The patient is always able to breath on his own and the heart is not stopped. Communication is possible unlike with the use of complete general anesthesia such as that utilized in hospitals for complex surgeries.

Most people experience either full or partial memory loss of the dental procedures being performed, which most patients love.

With the help of Dr. Waidzunas, you won't have to live with an embarrassing smile or any tooth pain. No wonder so many patients say: "I.V. Sedation for dentistry changed my life."


Will it hurt? No. You will feel no pain or discomfort whatsoever and the vast majority of patients do not remember any of the treatment performed!


Is it safe? I.V. Sedation is extremely safe. In fact it is safer than novocaine in that the amount of anesthetic is titrated (or individually dosed) based upon the patient, the patient’s health and information (age, weight, etc), the procedure(s) being performed and the length of desired anesthesia. All patients are not released until they are able to leave on their own even though a companion is required for the ride home. During all anesthesia procedures, an intravenous drip is immediately available to administer any emergency or reversing drugs that may be required in an emergency or complication. This is not possible with oral medications or even novocaine itself




Phone: 1.847.336.7300

Windsor Court I Office Centre

501 N. Riverside Drive  Suite 119

Gurnee, IL  60031