Understanding IV Sedation

Understanding IV Sedation

Do you feel fearful about going to the dentist each time your appointment looms closer? Well, you’re certainly not alone! Many patients experience extreme anxiety when it’s time for dental treatment. But thanks to IV sedation, we can ease your worries and keep your gums and teeth healthy too! Here’s a little more about how IV sedation works and how it can benefit you.

Enjoy a Sense of Deep Relaxation

IV sedation is used to help provide a sense of calm and deep relaxation for patients who do experience anxiety when visiting the dentist. This reduces any sensation of pain, which allows the dentist to work more efficiently while the patient gets to relax and proceed with any necessary treatment.

It’s Safe

Sedation is also very safe. When the IV is administered to patients, there are very few side effects. The most common symptoms are feelings of tiredness, which is why it’s necessary to have someone take you home after the procedure.

It’s Fast and Efficient

One of the great features of IV sedation is that it works almost immediately since it is administered directly into the vein, which allows it to enter your bloodstream directly. This means there’s very little waiting time that’s necessary for the procedure to begin.

You Remain Conscious and Communicative

Many patients feel uncomfortable with the thoughts of being sedated to a point where they are unconscious. However, IV sedation works to simply relax your mind and body in order to allow patients to feel comfortable and to numb any painful sensations. Although you will feel drowsy and relaxed, you will also be conscious and able to communicate with your dentist. This allows you to voice any concerns if you have any during the dental procedures.

Effective for Long Procedures

This method of sedation is also very effective for procedures that require a longer duration of time. This is possible since the sedation can be administered as an IV drip, which can deliver constant sedation to keep patients comfortable for as long as necessary.

If you or a loved one experiences fear or an intense level of anxiety whenever it’s time to visit the dentist for a procedure, then IV sedation could be the perfect solution. With a simple touch, it can enhance the comfort and relaxation of patients so that the dentists can provide the treatment that’s necessary to keep your teeth and gums healthy. Talk to your dentist today about IV sedation.

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