An IV is started allowing all medications for relaxation to enter your body. You will not remember or be aware of any procedures or especially "getting numb." You breathe on your own. This is not like the hospital anesthesia where a machine breathes for you.
Dr. Hashim is licensed by the Ohio State Dental Board to provide oral, nitrous-oxide (laughing gas) as well as intravenous sedation. Dr. Hashim is a certified instructor in Basic Life Support (BLS) for the American Heart Association and always maintains current Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS).