IV Sedation in Katy, TX

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Some patients feel extremely anxious regarding dental care. So anxious, in fact, that even scheduling an appointment for a consultation results in a butterflies-in-the-stomach sensation. If you associate with the feeling of extreme nervousness or hesitation, IV sedation may offer you the ability to enjoy optimal dental care.

What Is IV Sedation?

IV Sedation is short for intravenous sedation. This means that your anesthesiologist will administer a sedative directly into your blood stream by placing a very small needle in your hand or arm. This type of sedative works almost instantly and is easily controlled by your anesthesiologist. This means the amount of medicine you receive throughout your entire procedure is easily controlled for customized treatment, whether you require an increased or decreased amount. A medical professional will monitor your vitals and comfort every step of the way. Compared to our many types of sedation, IV sedation offers the deepest relaxation. You will need someone to drive you home after your visit.

The Benefits of IV Sedation

This type of sedation offers patients complete security with the knowledge that they will feel completely relaxed throughout the visit and that the medicine dose is easily adjustable. Benefits include:

  • IV sedation will place you in a very deep state of tranquility – you will remain conscious and capable of communicating
  • You may not remember some or any of your visit afterwards, so you may think that you slept through the appointment
  • IV sedation is extremely effective for individuals suffering from severe anxiety
  • This sedation is helpful for patients who require extensive work – it allows Dr. Lathrop to perform more work within fewer visits since you will feel calm and comfortable throughout

Am I A Good Candidate?

Are you a patient who feels very nervous about dental care? Do you require a lot of work but the idea of scheduling the procedures and lying in the chair for an extended period of time makes you feel hesitant? You may make a wonderful candidate for IV sedation. Dr. Lathrop will need to gather your health records, discuss medicine you currently take, and ask questions about your past health to ensure you are physically fit and ready for sedation. If this system doesn’t work for you, we also offer oral sedation and nitrous oxide.

  • Schedule a Visit with Your Katy, TX, Dentist

    At Lathrop Dental Center, your dentist Dr. Lathrop offers sedation options for patients who suffer from mild to severe dental-related anxiety. Our compassionate team empathizes with your feelings and encourages you to visit us for a truly relaxing experience. To achieve comfortable dental care, contact us today at 832-437-3849, so we may schedule your appointment. We proudly serve Katy, Fulshear, Weston Lakes, Simonton, Richmond, Rosenberg, Brookshire, Wallis, Orchard, and surrounding communities.

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