A trip to the dentist can be an anxious and terrifying experience for many of us. About 5 to 8 percent of all Americans avoid the dentist entirely out of fear. Another 20 percent of Americans have so much anxiety about the dentist that they schedule visits only when absolutely necessary.
Of course, when we avoid the dentist for checkups or even obvious dental issues, we risk serious oral health problems. It’s likely that the population who avoids the dentist understands the impact of not visiting a dentist, but they still can’t bring themselves to schedule an appointment. How can we change that?
At New Albany Implants, our first priority is to make sure you are comfortable during your visit with us. That’s why we offer sedation services that can make your treatments as quick and painless as possible. In addition to conscious sedation and nitrous oxide – we are one of the few dental offices in the New Albany and Louisville area that offers IV sedation. The process required us to complete hundreds of hours in continuing education, earn a special certificate and purchase special equipment.
IV Sedation Dentistry
IV Sedation dentistry has become a popular tool for patients who have a fear of the dentist or need several procedures completed at once. We’ve even treated patients who have told us they experience pain even after local anesthesia is rendered. IV sedation – also known as sleep dentistry – helps us get around anxiety, fear and those patients who cannot be helped simply with local anesthesia. Once IV sedation is rendered, the patient goes to sleep. They do not feel any pain associated with the procedure, hearing the sound of the equipment or remember of the procedure.
If you have a fear of the dentist, call us today and ask about our sedation dentistry. With our sedation services, we can ease your fears and give you the treatment you need.