All of us should remember to put first things first. In our personal lives, this means making our health a priority, so we can enjoy our lives as much as possible.
And that includes maintaining our oral health. We all know what we should be doing. We’ve been told since childhood to brush and floss our teeth daily and to get regular dental checkups. Yet, even if you do what you should, sometimes problems occur.
People get cavities and infected teeth. Teeth have to be removed. Teeth break, and yes, sometimes teeth come out and need to be replaced with dental implants.
Knowing that does not make it easier to get any of these services, especially if you suffer from fear of the dentist. We understand this at New Albany Implants. It’s why we offer sedation dentistry, including IV sedation at our office.
And today, we want to discuss why it’s important to us to offer these options for our patients in and around New Albany, IN. If you would like to learn more, please call (812) 945-7645.
We Want to Work With You
First and foremost, you should know that dental anxiety and dental fear are far more common than many people realize.
In a recent study, health experts estimated that as much as 80 percent of the population — 4 out of every 5 people — has at least some dental anxiety. Likewise, as many as 1 in 5 people have “high dental anxiety.”
Sadly, in our opinion, this study also noted that many dentists are not interested in treating patients who have anxiety about dental care. That’s unfortunate for a number of reasons, which we can’t get into today.
Just know that at our practice, we welcome all patients, including those who may have avoided dental treatments for years due to anxiety. We go out of our way to help every patient feel comfortable and relaxed when they visit our office.
We would be happy to do what we can to help you, too. It’s why we offer multiple levels of sedation dentistry. To be honest, many dental offices offer nitrous oxide (also known as laughing gas).
These can be effective in the right situation, but they may not be enough for a patient who needs to replace missing teeth or for a patient with high anxiety.
Why We Offer IV Sedation
IV sedation requires a higher level of commitment and training that the other kinds of sedation we mentioned above. Before a dentist can offer IV sedation, he or she must complete extensive training. Then, the dentist must qualify for a permit.
Few dental offices are interested and willing in completing the necessary training.
Our dentists are among those few. They have this training and the permits, which means we can and do offer IV sedation for any patient who comes to us seeking teeth replacements, full-mouth reconstruction, or other procedures.
IV sedation has proven to be effective for even the most anxious patients. This form of sedation is the solution for any reason you may feel fearful about dental care, including advanced treatments like implant placements.
You can feel confident that you won’t feel any pain, and you won’t gag. In fact, you won’t even remember your procedure. You may be surprised to learn that lots of patients think that is the best part of IV sedation (or maybe you will agree with them).
IV sedation is an integral part of our One Day Smile Solution™. With IV sedation, you can complete a series of procedures in a single day. That means fewer appointments for you. Meanwhile, you’re likely to feel like you have had a long nap, and you’ll wake up with a better, healthier, and stronger smile!
Find Out How We Can Help
We aren’t going to ask you to schedule a procedure today. Instead, we’ll recommend that you set up a consultation instead. This will give you the opportunity to learn more about us and about how IV sedation can make your dental care easier to handle.