Doctors alike are turning to sedation options for their patients. Sedation is more often than not being providing in dental offices because of how many people suffer from dental anxiety or severe stress from knowing they will need dental procedures performed. One of the sedation options that is offered by dentists is IV sedation.
IV sedation, is an anti-anxiety sedative that is administered through injection, into the vein. This specific sedation method allows a deeper calm for the doctor and patient. IV sedation is typically used in wisdom teeth extractions. Because of the deepness of this sedation, most patients find themselves completely unaware of the procedure taking place. This is a good sedation option for procedures like wisdom teeth, because patients may squirm in their chair or make other movements that would allow the procedure to not be done in an efficient way.
IV sedation is a type of anesthetic that must be administered by a certified practitioner, because of how strong the sedative is and because of the administering process. It is important to understand that not all doctors have IV sedation, because not everyone can administer the anesthetic. If your dentist is offering this, they will need someone on staff that has gone through the proper training. This being said, you should feel safe while going through IV sedation, because of the level of training that needs to be taken prior to the person inserting the needle.
If you believe you would be an ideal candidate to receive sedation methods while being at the dentist, you should contact your dental professional. It is important to notify everyone in the dental office of your concerns and stress level so they can administer the proper sedation method. This also allows the doctor to perform the proper treatment plan.
If you’re a candidate for sedation dentistry, contact our office. We will be able to provide you with the proper care to ensure you maintain optimal oral health.