How IV sedation can improve your next dental visit!
- Posted on: Dec 15 2018
It is not uncommon for patients in the Brunswick, ME area to have anxieties about visiting the dentist. Our dental team at Implant and Restorative Dentistry work hard to ensure patients have a positive experience whenever they visit, and sometimes, this means offering IV sedation.
What is IV sedation?
IV sedation is a unique way of sedating a patient for dental procedures. It is done intravenously, allowing the sedative to enter into the bloodstream and relax patients for treatments. Patients often fall asleep while under IV sedation and will be able to have their procedures done without fear. IV sedation can be used for any treatment depending on the severity of a patient’s anxieties. This sedation is safe, mild, and effective in ensuring procedures can be achieved.
Why might I need sedation?
There are more reasons for sedation than just dental anxieties. Some patients may need IV sedation because:
• They have a strong gag reflex and treatments may be uncomfortable
• They have a medical condition that can make it difficult for them to sit still
• They are undergoing one lengthy procedure that requires extensive time in the chair
• They are having a variety of procedures done at once
• They are having extractions or invasive surgery performed in their mouth
What can I expect with IV sedation?
Patients arrive at the dental office. A needle will be inserted into the inner elbow and is connected to an IV with liquid sedatives. The sedatives are delivered through the needle into the patient’s blood for immediate relaxation. All patients are safe and monitored throughout the procedure by our special anesthesiologist who will ensure the proper dose of IV sedation is administered as needed before and during the process.
Sedation dentistry may be right for you!
If you are visiting Dr. James A. Oshetski of Implant and Restorative Dentistry to obtain dental care and have dental anxieties, we encourage you to book a consultation appointment and learn about sedation methods available, including IV sedation. We want all of our patients to have a positive experience when they visit our practice. Contacts us, (207) 729-1159 and visit the office at 14 Maine Street, Suite 409.
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