Intravenous sedation, also known as IV sedation, is a soothing medication administered by vein instead of by mouth. IV sedation is fast acting and extremely effective against dental fear!
IV sedation dentistry is not offered in most dental offices. Although IV sedation is perfectly safe, this sedation option requires extensive training. Montz and Maher Dental Group sought out advanced qualification in IV sedation, so we could provide better options for patients who experience dental fear or anxiety.
If you choose intravenous sedation, you’ll feel relaxed and comfortable but won’t fall asleep. You’ll respond when asked a question. Most patients have little to no memory of the procedure that occurs after the IV sedation medication is administered!
What are the Advantages of IV Sedation Dentistry?
IV sedation dentistry is designed to make your dental appointment comfortable and worry-free. Your sedation dentist will have complete access to all of your vital statistics and will adjust your sedation levels whenever necessary.
IV sedation dentistry is a great option if you need root canal therapy, dental implant surgery, or other complicated procedures.
IV sedation dentistry can replace dental fear with a state of deep relaxation, allowing you to get the dental work you need. Intravenous sedation can:
- Be increased or decreased throughout the procedure to suit your needs.
- Be administered immediately for instant comfort.
- Help you feel comfortably distant from the procedure, so you can cooperate but feel relaxed while in the chair.
- Leave you with the soothing feeling of completing a procedure painlessly.
IV sedation may be the right option for you if you have anxiety, difficulty sitting still, sensitive teeth, or a severe gag reflex.
What Can I Expect from my IV Sedation Dentistry Appointment?
See Montz and Maher Dental Group for a consultation. We can help you decide whether IV sedation is right for you. We will give you detailed instructions and information, so you know exactly what to expect when it’s time for your procedure.
During your appointment, your sedation dentist will use the safest tools and technologies. We will closely monitor your vitals and work to maintain your constant comfort. All you need to bring is a family member or friend to your appointment in order to drive you home afterwards.
If you suffer from dental fear, we have the solution! Schedule your appointment by calling our office today.