Patients in need of IV sedation have a lot of questions, but the most common one we’ve heard is how they would know if IV sedation is right for them. There are a lot of factors to consider when determining a candidate for IV sedation. However, rest assured that a patient would only be given alternatives if they had a medical issue that interfered with IV sedation. Take a look below at some example candidates for IV sedation, and why your medical history is important.
Since IV sedation involves the combination of different medicines, it’s important that you tell us about your medical history. This includes any recent surgical procedures or any allergies you possess. It would also help if you know of any medical conditions or allergies that your parents or grandparents possessed as well. With this information, Dr. Grubb can determine if IV sedation is safe for your body.
We want to ensure our patients that their private medical information is completely confidential.
The resounding answer is yes. Even though a majority of patients may recover more quickly from IV sedation than oral sedation, we recommend that you have a friend or family member transport you to and from our office. This would be best for your safety.
Are you looking for a dental treatment, but have reservations or other dental fears? Talk to Dr. Grubb about how you can qualify for IV sedation, to keep you calm and comfortable during your appointment with us. We would be happy to schedule you for a consultation with Dr. Grubb, and can answer any questions you may have about IV sedation, so contact our office today.
Going to the dentist doesn’t have to be a scary experience. At Family Implant & Restorative Dentistry, Dr. Grubb is proud to provide IV sedation dentistry to patients near the Havre de Grace area. Contact us by calling (410) 939-5800 or by out an online contact form to schedule a consultation or set up your next appointment.