Going to the dentist makes a lot of people anxious. Tamir Segal, DMD, and Marcela Cardona, DDS, understand the fears many have when going to the dentist and provide intravenous (IV) sedation dentistry at Dental Implant Specialists of Florida. To learn more about IV sedation dentistry and if it’s an option for you, call the office in Weston, Florida, or schedule an appointment online today.
Intravenous (IV) sedation dentistry refers to the various medications Dental Implant Specialists of Florida uses to help you feel relaxed and comfortable when undergoing dental treatments.
Many people feel anxious when at the dentist’s office, which may affect the flow of the procedure they’re having done. The Dental Implant Specialists of Florida team provides IV sedation dentistry using an anti-anxiety medication to help you feel calm and relaxed during your dental treatment.
Also called sleep dentistry, dental experts all over the world use IV sedation dentistry to help their patients feel at peace during their procedures. IV sedation dentistry doesn’t put you to sleep but allows you to get the dental care you need without fear taking over.
Your dentist at Dental Implant Specialists of Florida determines if you’re a candidate for IV sedation dentistry after an initial evaluation. They may consider you a candidate for IV sedation dentistry if you have severe dental anxiety.
IV sedation dentistry not only helps you feel better during care but also makes it easier for your dentist to perform the necessary procedure. Your health and safety come first. If your dentist thinks your anxiety may interfere with your dental work in any way, then they may recommend IV sedation dentistry.
The specifics of your IV sedation dentistry at Dental Implant Specialists of Florida depend on your anxiety and the type of dental procedure. Your provider inserts an IV line in your arm and administers the medication in small doses until you reach a state of deep relaxation.
They closely monitor you when receiving the anti-anxiety medication before, during, and after your procedure. Once complete, they stop the medication and remove the IV.
You remain at the office for continued monitoring, and then you go home. Your provider recommends you arrange to have someone drive you home after getting IV sedation dentistry and take it easy the rest of the day.
To find out more about sedation dentistry at Dental Implant Specialists of Florida, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.