Dental anxiety is a common concern that prevents many individuals from seeking the necessary oral care they need. Thankfully, modern dentistry offers solutions to alleviate these fears, and one such solution is IV sedation. Intravenous (IV) sedation is a safe and effective method that helps patients remain calm and comfortable during dental procedures, ensuring a positive experience while maintaining their oral health.
What Is IV Sedation?
IV sedation is a form of conscious sedation, meaning that you will be aware of where you are and what is happening and able to follow any instructions provided by our dentist. You may, however, feel as if you slept through your treatment and not recall any details of your care.
IV sedation is typically recommended for more complex dental procedures, such as wisdom teeth extractions, dental implant placements or root canals, where a higher level of relaxation is necessary. Additionally, it is a great option for individuals with severe dental anxiety or those who have a strong gag reflex, making routine dental checkups more manageable.
Prior to providing you with this type of sedation, you will meet with our dentist one-on-one to discuss your medical history and dental needs and determine if IV sedation is the right option for you.
How IV Sedation Works
IV sedation works by providing medication directly into your bloodstream. This helps you relax quickly so you can comfortably receive treatment. IV sedation is very safe, but our team will monitor you closely to ensure there are no complications and that you feel comfortable.
If you receive IV sedation, you will need to have someone available to drive you home following your treatment. We also recommend having someone who can remain with you for a few hours until the medication has worn off.
Benefits of IV Sedation
Benefits of IV sedation include:
- Alleviating anxiety and fear
- Inducing deep relaxation to ensure a more comfortable experience
- Helping our dentist and team complete complex treatments more efficiently
We welcome you to contact Unicare Center for Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry today at 281-332-4700 to learn more about IV sedation in Webster, Texas, and schedule a consultation with our experienced dentist, Dr. Farid Noie.
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