Sedation Makes Going to the Dentist a Dream!
If the thought of sitting in a dental chair makes you anxious and afraid, you are not alone. In fact, thousands of people put off seeing the dentist every year and risk the health of their smile because of their fears.
Ingleside Dental Associates and their compassionate staff understand. More importantly, we have a solution: intravenous (IV) sedation dentistry.
During intravenous sedation (IV sedation), an anti-anxiety drug is administered into the bloodstream to achieve a state of "conscious sedation." Although you will not actually be asleep, you will enjoy a heightened state of relaxation and probably won't remember much about the procedure afterwards. Your appointment will be a dream and hours in the chair will feel like minutes.
IV sedation will put you at ease so you experience little to no discomfort; however, we will also administer a local anesthetic to ensure that you don't experience any pain. At this point in, you'll be so relaxed that you'll hardly even notice.
Throughout the procedure, your breathing, heart rate and blood pressure will be closely monitored. Patients generally recover quickly from IV sedation, although they may feel slightly groggy immediately afterwards. IV sedation is extremely safe when delivered by a specially trained dentist.
Whether you're anxious about going to the dentist or just too busy for multiple visits, IV sedation can be a great solution to getting ALL your dental work done during one visit comfortably and stress-free.
Two appointments are usually required for a procedure utilizing IV sedation. During your first visit, we will describe the benefits and risks of IV sedation, take your blood pressure, patiently answer all of your questions and give you detailed instructions for the day of your procedure.
On the day of your procedure, you will need to have another adult there with you to take you home. You should not perform strenuous activities, drive a motor vehicle, or drink alcohol for the rest of the day. Do not take any medications prior to or following surgery unless your dentist has approved their safety.
So don't let fear keep you from having a healthy, beautiful smile. Once you have experienced sedation dentistry, you will never be afraid to go to the dentist again!