If the idea of going to the dentist for a procedure brings on feelings of fear or anxiety, there are options to ease the anxiety. IV sedation is very safe and is recommended for moderate to severe anxiety. Intravenous sedation is an option for those patients who have any of the following symptoms: fear of dental work, past traumatic dental experiences, difficulty getting numb, strong gag reflex, sensitive teeth, complex dental problems, and limited time frame for treatment.
IV sedation makes long or complex procedures seem shorter, allowing you to have all of your work done in a single visit in many cases. As an added benefit, a local anesthetic will be administered to the area of surgery to ensure that there is no pain. The benefit of IV sedation is that the level of medication can be adjusted during your procedure to ensure maximum comfort. Your heart rate and breathing are monitored very closely while you are being medicated because your safety is our number one concern.
Don't wait any longer to have necessary dental work performed because you are nervous. Ask your oral surgeon about IV sedation to see if it is right for you.