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Do you experience severe fear or nervousness at the thought of visiting the dentist for a treatment? This emotional response is incredibly common and known to prevent many patients from being able to properly care for their oral health. When you visit a sedation dentist, you’ll be able to rest-assured, knowing that they’ll take your anxiety seriously and provide you with several services to help you feel more relaxed in the treatment chair.
IV sedation involves a medication that’s administered directly into your bloodstream before your procedure begins. Even though patients experience short-term amnesia, preventing them from remembering much of their visit, you’ll remain completely conscious. This allows our team to ask you questions during your appointment and follow any directions we give. Until we stop the IV from administering the sedative, you’ll remain relaxed and in a sleepy state. You’ll need to have a trusted friend or family member pick you up from your visit since it takes awhile for the effects to wear off.
IV sedation is typically recommended to patients who suffer from a more severe form of dental phobia. There are also other traits that make some patients good candidates for this form of sedation, including:
Before you visit our office for your treatment, we’ll walk you through the IV sedation process and help you decide whether it’s the right choice for you.
When administered by a trusted sedation dentist, IV sedation can provide patients with a variety of benefits. Some of these include:
If you have any questions or concerns about the process, don’t hesitate to contact our office.