As a child, Dr. Ron Receveur went to the dentist much more often than most. In fact, it would be fair to say that he went to the dentist more than many families.
You see, he was born with a partial cleft palate. As a consequence, he has a congenitally missing tooth. He’s had a variety of treatments over the years. It’s fair to say that he understands why half the population is fearful of getting dental care.
It’s also why he designed his own dental practice to be as pain-free as possible. It’s one of the reason New Albany Implants is among the few dental practices qualified to offer IV sedation in our office. With this service, we can do everything from basic care to full-mouth reconstruction without causing any pain to our patients.
Keep reading to learn more about what IV sedation can do, or call (812) 945-7645 to visit our office in New Albany, IN.
You Are Not Alone
As we noted above, half (and possibly more) of the population experience some level of dental anxiety. The reasons for this can vary, but some of the most common things we hear are:
- “I’m afraid it will be painful.”
- “I’m afraid of [a specific piece of dental equipment].”
- “I had a bad experience at the dentist when I was younger.”
- “I’m worried that I’ll gag during my visit.”
First and foremost, you should know that your concerns are reasonable. We won’t judge you for feeling the way that you feel.
We do want to understand your concerns, however. That way we can work together to address them. For some people, this means doing things a little differently. For others, it means taking advantage of our sedation options.
The Benefits of IV Sedation
IV sedation has proven to be effective on all the issues we mentioned above and for helping patients with many other concerns as well.
In other words, you will feel calm and relaxed. You won’t feel any pain, and you won’t gag.
But most importantly, you will be able to get the dental care that you need. As proof of this, we use IV sedation as part of our One Day Smile Solution™. This is the process by which we can remove teeth (if needed), place dental implants, and attach a set of replacement teeth in a single day.
Knowing this, you may wonder why more dentists don’t offer IV sedation.
Well, this kind of dental sedation requires a higher level of training than other options. To offer this in Indiana, a doctor needs to have 60 hours of training and demonstrate an understanding of the process with 20 clinical cases before they are authorized to provide this service.
Both of our doctors at New Albany Implants have an extensive background with this kind of sedation. For us, it’s about doing whatever we can to help our patients feel comfortable, so they can get the treatment they need and deserve.
Start with a Consultation
You may want to learn more before you make an appointment for care. We understand that, so we invite you to schedule a consultation with one of our doctors first. This will give you a chance to discuss your concerns and ask any question you have about IV sedation or about our approach to patient care.