Dental treatments can be a relaxing experience with the help of IV sedation. For patients with moderate to high dental anxiety, using this effective and safe sedation method can make receiving dental care comfortable and stress-free. It is also a great option for those who have difficulty becoming numb through anesthesia or people with a sensitive gag reflex. At Bencaz Family Dentistry, we offer IV sedation as one of our many services to ensure our patients' comfort.
It is not unusual for people to avoid dental treatments due to anxiety or other problems that make it uncomfortable to seek dental care. With IV sedation, these people can get the care they need to protect their smile and their overall health. This medication is given to patients at our office right before their dental treatment. It quickly takes effect, allowing patients to relax, whether they have anxiety, a sensitive gag reflex or just have trouble sitting in one place for longer dental procedures. While the patient is in a tranquil state, we can perform the needed care in a more efficient manner.
Relax with Sedation Dentistry
IV sedation, as the name implies, is given through a needle or IV. This is usually placed on the inside of your arm or on the back of your hand. The medication can begin working almost immediately, giving you the sense of deep relaxation. While most people stay awake while under sedation, they may not remember the procedure. Time goes by quickly, and before you know it, we are removing the IV and you are ready to go home.
The sedation does wear off fairly quickly for most people; however, you will need a companion to drive you home after your procedure. It is recommended that you avoid driving or operating any machinery for 24 hours after your appointment as a safety precaution.
If IV sedation will make your dental treatments more comfortable, make sure to discuss it with your dentist. We want to do anything we can to make your visits to Bencaz Family Dentistry enjoyable. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.