For patients in need of dental treatments, but have prior anxieties, it can be difficult to pursue these treatments. But that’s where IV sedation can come in. It’s a quick solution to the problem, allowing patients with anxieties access to the treatments they need. Take a look below at some of the benefits of IV sedation that patients have enjoyed the most.
What’s most important is for the IV sedation to function correctly, giving patients a sense of ease and comfort for the duration of their treatment. The combination of chemicals in IV sedation ensures that the patient feels relaxed, pain-free, and has no memory of the procedure later.
Unlike oral sedation, which is ingested with an estimated dosage, IV sedation can be adjusted in real time during your procedure. Dr. Grubb will control how much sedation is needed for each step of the procedure, and will ensure that you can also recover from the sedation faster than you would with oral sedation.
Some patients may be afraid of gagging during their procedure, but rest assured that the IV sedation suppresses the sensitivity of the gag reflex.
Patients with dental anxiety are sometimes most afraid of the experience itself, but rest assured that the chemicals involved in IV sedation also cause slight amnesia. You won’t remember any of the procedure, and therefore won’t have any bad memories of your experience.
There’s a common misconception that IV sedation puts you to sleep, but that can be a dangerous assumption. If you were asleep, you would not be able to communicate with Dr. Grubb. Instead, IV sedation puts you into a state of deep relaxation. Not only do you forget about your treatment, but you can also communicate with the dentist.
Without any distractions or anxieties to hold you back, Dr. Grubb will be able to treat your smile a lot faster and with more accurate results.
Ready for your first IV sedation experience at Family Implant and Reconstructive Dentistry? Rest assured that Dr. Grubb has the license and expertise to administer IV sedation and complete your treatment in no time in Havre de Grace.