Admit it or not, visiting a dentist usually brings a sense of uneasiness. The smell of the clinic and the sound of drills may increase your anxiety; add to that the sight of syringes and dental tools. These things should not stop you from getting healthier and brighter smiles.
Good thing sedation methods, such as intravenous (IV) sedation, are now available from many dentists. In this type of sedation, the use of sedative drug is done intravenously. The drug will send you to a deep state of relaxation, yet you’re still conscious during the procedure and you can still respond to the dentist’s instructions. What makes it very helpful for anxious dental patients? Here are the reasons:
Leaves you more deeply sedated
IV sedation sends you into a more relaxed state. While you still know what’s going on, you will also be less mindful of the taste of medicines, the sound of the dental equipment, and many other elements around you. This makes IV sedation the perfect choice for patients with moderate to severe dental anxiousness.
Cuts out the need for numerous visits
The level of sedation is easy to adjust during the treatment. This allows the dentist to conduct long treatment, as you lay relaxed on the dental chair. This means a procedure that usually requires 6-8 visits may only require 1-2 visits. Treatments accomplished in a very short time not only cuts off the number of visits needed, but may also reduce the cost of doing so.
Allows fast results
As complex treatments may be completed in just a visit or two, you may get desired results in a shorter time. You don’t have to wait for weeks or months until your next schedule. This is the reason many dental professionals advise patients to take IV sedation, especially when undergoing complicated dental operations.
With the help of IV sedation, you will have more reasons to get treatment despite your dental fear. In fact, this could be the answer to your phobia.
Dr. Ron understands that fear is the number one factor patients are hesitant to get dental treatments. We offer IV sedation to give you healthier teeth and better smiles. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.