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.
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.
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:
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.