Dental anxiety can interfere with your ability to get the dental care that you need. It can make it difficult to make an appointment, much less to walk into the office.
Dr. Ron Receveur understands all of those concerns. It’s why he places a high priority on providing a comfortable experience for every patient who visits our dentist office in New Albany, IN.
It’s also why we offer IV sedation at our practice. We want to do everything we can to help you relax and remain calm throughout your treatment.
Today, we will be discussing how sedation dentistry could make dental care easier for you.
Why Comfort Matters To Us
Dr. Receveur has a unique experience that shaped his approach to dental care. As a child, he has a partially cleft palate. Because of this, he wore a partial plastic denture to replace on of his teeth, and he had extensive dental work himself. In fact, he’s received more dental work than many families receive in the lives combined.
His own childhood inspired him to learn as much as he could about dental implants and about providing truly pain-free dentistry for all his patients.
That’s why he has completed the hours of coursework, the hours of clinical work, and the licensing required to be able to offer IV sedation dentistry.
How IV Sedation Can Help You
IV sedation isn’t offered by every dentist. A big reason for that is the training required to be able to provide it.
For Dr. Receveur, this was a no-brainer. If this could help more people receive the dental care they needed, then he was going to provide this service for them.
So, who could benefit from sedation dentistry?
☐ People who are worried that dental care will be painful
☐ People who are worried that they may gag
☐ People who may feel self-conscious about their teeth
☐ People who want to avoid multiple appointments
☐ People who are experiencing dental anxiety for any reason
We have helped countless patients who feel anxious about dental care in general or about specific procedures like dental implant placements.
IV sedation is not the only form of sedation dentistry. However, it is one we recommend for patients with moderate to severe dental anxiety. It’s also a great option for anyone planning to undergo complex dental procedures.
IV sedation takes effect quickly. It also allows us to provide a safe way to keep you sedated until the complete of your treatment.
You won’t feel any pain, and more than likely, you won’t remember any details of your treatment. We have learned from many patients, that this is one of the main reasons they prefer IV sedation dentistry.
Again, we welcome you to call (812) 945-7645 if you would like to learn more about this option at our dentist office in New Albany, IN.
A Pain-Free Dental Experience
We want to emphasize how important it is for us to provide painless dental care.
Preventive dental care can be invaluable. Spending a little money now for a dental cleaning or other general dentistry can save you from much more complex and costly treatments down the road.
That’s why we offer three levels of dental sedation. IV sedation is the strongest form of sedation.
For some patients, oral conscious sedation is a better option. This involves taking a pill prior to your appointment. This takes longer to take effect, but we won’t start your treatment until we know you won’t feel anything.
We want to take a moment to point out that you will need to arrange for someone else to take you home with both IV and oral conscious sedation. It can take a few hours for the effects to wear off, so you will need someone else to be in charge of your transportation.
The third form of sedation is nitrous oxide, or laughing gas. You inhale this gas, and like IV sedation, it takes effect quickly. At the end of your treatment, however, we turn off the gas, and you exhale what’s left. It won’t take long until you are back to feeling like yourself.
Stay Comfortable At The Dentist Office
In addition to our sedation option, we also provide comfort options for patients at our New Albany, IN, dentist office. This includes your choice of refreshments, blankets and neck pillows, DVD players, and headphones if you prefer to listen to music.