For patients who feel anxiety and discomfort whenever it’s time to come into the clinic for a dental procedure, IV sedation can help ease your worries and calm your nerves. With conscious sedation, you can sit back, relax, and allow the dentist to perform the necessary treatments comfortably and efficiently. And before you know it, your treatment will be finished, and you’ll be out and ready to head home.
What is IV Sedation?
IV Sedation is commonly used during medical procedures and dental procedures to help calm patients and place them into a drowsy and comfortable state of mind. This form of sedation is administered directly into the bloodstream so that patients can feel the effects within a few minutes. Throughout the procedure, patients may become very sleepy at times and also at other times be more alert. The main goal of sedation is to enable patients to be comfortable enough to receive quality dental treatments.
When is IV Sedation Appropriate?
If you’ve been avoiding the dentist or have been putting off scheduling a necessary procedure out of fear, then sedation can be used to allow you to come in and calm your fears so that you can avoid causing any further damage to your oral health out of fear and neglect. Whenever there is an extensive procedure scheduled, such as surgically removing wisdom teeth, sedation can be administered to patients.
Can I Have IV Sedation Used on Me?
At Kemptville Smiles Dentistry, we take extra care to ensure each of our patients feel safe and comfortable in our clinic. If you’re worried and would like sedation used during a treatment, contact us today. We can answer your questions and address any concerns that you may have so that you can receive the treatment you need to keep your oral health in check.