Are you anxious about dental treatment? Thousands of people have avoided urgent dental care because of fear. If you need help, we are here. Don’t put off treatment because of past experiences. We understand what it means to have a dental phobia and have helped many people overcome their fears.
With IV sedation, you do not need to worry. You can experience dentistry comfortably without feeling pain or experiencing unpleasant sights, sounds, or smells. Sedation dentistry can meet your needs, whether you are afraid of the dentist, have a bad gag reflex, or hate needles.
Intravenous Conscious Sedation (IV sedation) is a relaxant medication administered directly into the bloodstream during a dental procedure. This sedation induces a state of deep relaxation and calm. You will feel as though you were in a deep sleep, but will still be able to respond to requests from the dentist. You will not remember much (if anything at all) that takes place during the procedure. Time will appear to pass quickly and your appointment will be over before you know it.
We also offer a lighter form of sedation achieved by a small pill taken by the patient a short time before their appointment. The effect of this medication is very similar to the I.V., only not as “deep”. We describe this oral sedation as more of an “anxiety control”. This works wonderfully for anxious patients to have lighter procedures done such as their dental cleanings or a small filling repaired. Whatever your fears or anxieties, we have a comfortable relaxation experience for you.
Call our office and schedule a free consultation to find out if IV sedation is right for you.