If the idea of going to the dentist for a procedure makes you feel fearful or anxious, there are options to ease your dental anxiety. IV sedation is a very safe and easy option and is recommended for patients with moderate to severe anxiety. Medication is administered right into your blood stream via an IV and it gets to work quickly and effectively. Although you will remain awake during your procedure, you will remain in a heightened state of relaxation thanks to the IV sedation. It is even possible that you may not remember part or all of your procedure afterwards.
IV sedation makes long or complex procedures seem shorter. It can allow you to have all of your needed work done in a single visit in most cases. As an added precaution, a local anesthetic will also be given to the area that is being treated to ensure that the procedure is completely pain-free. The major benefit of IV sedation is that the level of medication can be adjusted during your procedure to ensure your maximum comfort. Your heart rate and breathing will be closely monitored because your safety is our number one concern.
Don’t wait any longer to have necessary dental work performed because you are scared – ask your dentist today about IV sedation.