Is IV Sedation Dentistry right for you?
IV Sedation Dentistry is one type of sedation that you can receive at a dental clinic or dentist’s office, based on your level of anxiety and the type of procedure you are having.
It also known as conscious sedation, it involves the administration of medications that calm patients creating a drowsy state.
With IV sedation dentistry in most cases, patients don’t remember anything. There is very little discomfort, and many patients recover consciousness feeling relaxed and comfortable with almost no memory of the treatment. This is another common method of anti-anxiety, where an anesthesiologist uses an IV line in your arm or hand to administer the sedative drugs. IV sedation dentistry will help you have a good experience during more complex dental procedures because it allows to dentists to help patients to relax.
Who is candidate for IV sedation dentistry?
People who have…
*Extreme dental anxiety, or fear of visiting the dentist
*Fear of needles and/or shots
*Past traumatic dental experience
*Inability to handle the smells or noises at a dentist’s office
*Overly sensitive teeth, a strong gag reflex, or trouble getting numb
*Need for a more complex dental treatment
*Self-consciousness about one’s teeth
*Desire for a more comfortable dental treatment
You will have to make some adjustments to your habits and activities before getting IV sedation during a dental visit, for example, don’t eat or drink anything at least eight hours before your procedure.
Dentist will give you more specific recommendations and if you might take any medications during your dental treatment.
If you are in good health but feel anxious or fear when you are at the dentist you might be a candidate for IV sedation, although your dentist is the person that will help you to decide whether or not IV sedation is the right option for you.
IV sedation is very safe as well as effective. The time it takes depends on the dose you received, how long your treatment is, and how quickly your own body can recover.
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