Imagine being able to sit through your dentist’s appointment with no pain or nerves. That’s the promise of IV sedation, and if you’re one of the people who experience anxiety about dental appointments, Calian Dental is excited to introduce you to this new option.
IV sedation is a great new dental anesthetic designed to help all kinds of patients. While it does, as its name suggests, involve using an IV to transport the sedatives into your body, it is not the same as general anesthesia. You will not be “knocked out” when you choose IV sedation. Instead, you’ll be awake and able to respond to verbal cues from your dentist. What you won’t be is anxious or in pain.
How IV Sedation Can Help You at Your Family Dentist
At Calian Dental, we find that IV sedation is great for patients who experience the following:
IV sedation makes patients feel completely relaxed and comfortable. Instead of being on pins and needles, you’ll be able to easily get through dental crowns, root canals and more.
Even if you are not nervous about going to the dentist, some procedures would be painful without anesthesia. IV sedation is a good “middle-of-the-road” anesthesia, leaving you alert but relaxed and free of pain.
Strong Gag Reflexes:
There’s a reason a gag reflex is called a “reflex”: you have no control over it. IV sedation can temporarily weaken this reflex, allowing us to get our work done much more quickly than we would otherwise.
Difficulty Sitting Still:
No one wants to spend a long time in the dentist’s chair, but for some patients, staying still through a long procedure is more difficult than it is for others. IV sedation can help these patients keep calm.
If you think that IV sedation can help you through your next dental appointment, we invite you to contact us. We’d be happy to go over the risks and benefits of this type of sedation as well as give you all the information you need to know to make the most informed decision. Give us a call today
to learn more!