Does the thought of going to the dentist make you anxious? Maybe you know you need extensive dental treatment when you do go, and the thought of enduring a long appointment doesn’t sound appealing. Whatever your hesitation about going to the dentist, we can make your experience more comfortable and enjoyable with IV sedation!
Candidates for IV Sedation
- Dental anxiety or phobia
- Need extensive treatment
- Sensitive gag reflex
- Trouble sitting still
- Special needs
How IV Sedation Can Help You
IV sedation is administered intravenously while you are resting comfortably in the dentist’s chair. This is the highest form of conscious sedation and is the most customizable. Because IV sedation is received through a continuous drip, you’ll experience a relaxing and pain-free procedure and won’t need to worry about the sedation wearing off too soon. IV sedation puts you in a deeply calm state that often results in many patients falling lightly asleep. You’ll still be conscious and able to respond to verbal commands throughout your procedure. IV sedation can help you lay still for longer and put your anxieties at ease. It can make lengthy appointments feel like no time has passed. It’s also a safe and effective option for patients with special needs.
Is IV Sedation Safe?
IV sedation has proven to be a safe form of sedation for most patients. Our dentist will review your dental and medical history to ensure this is the right sedation for your health situation and needs. During your procedure, a team member or anesthesiologist will be monitoring your vitals and will know exactly what to do if anything happens, though these situations are extremely rare.
Benefiting from IV Sedation
- Experience a stress-free dental appointment
- Don’t worry about dental sights, sounds, or smells
- Get the complex dental treatment you need
- Relieve your nervousness and anxiety
- Enjoy better oral and overall health
Schedule Your Appointment
Don’t let your anxiety or other factors keep you from visiting our dentist! We will help you relax and experience a stress-free visit with help from IV sedation. Reach out to your local dentist, Dr. Andrew Ferrier, DDS, in our office in Lafayette, CA to schedule your first appointment with us today!