Do you have severe dental fear or phobia, preventing your from getting the dental treatments you need? Can’t sit still in the dental chair? Need several treatments that you’d prefer to get done in fewer visits? At Advanced Dental Care, we are happy to provide IV sedation to make your visit as relaxing as possible, no matter how fearful you may feel. If you’re not sure if you are a candidate for IV sedation, call our office and we’ll schedule a consultation with you today!
IV sedation is a very strong sedative that is administered directly into the bloodstream for incredibly effective results. In fact, it’s so strong that you won’t remember most of your appointment, making the visit even easier to complete. However, that does not mean you will be put to sleep. You will still be able to speak with our dentists during treatment. With that said, the effects are very powerful, which means you will need to have a friend or family member drive you from the practice after treatment is complete.
The sedative comes in a container, which is then hooked up to a tube that’s injected directly into your arm. The sedative is then transferred intravenously (IV) before your treatment begins. This makes it very easy for the dentist to increase the amount of sedative running through your body at any given time, ensuring your comfort during every phase of your visit.
One of the most notable benefits of sedation is just how effective it is for patients, even those with severe levels of dental anxiety of fear. The sedative is also incredibly fast-acting, so once you are hooked up and ready to receive it, you can expect to feel relaxed almost instantly. Since you’ll be able to communicate with us, it’s easy to let us know about your comfort levels as well.
There are many instances where IV sedation may be an ideal option. It’s perfect for patients who: