4 Signs You're the Ideal Candidate for I.V. Sedation

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Intravenous (I.V.) sedation is the most widely used method of sedation dentistry in the United States today—and for good reason. I.V. sedation is safe, comfortable, and makes it possible for you to have a completely stress-free visit to the dentist. If any of the following situations sound familiar, you should ask your dentist about using I.V. sedation.

You suffer from dental anxiety. Fear of the dentist is no laughing matter. It can cause you to put off appointments and put you at greater risk for tooth decay, gum disease, and other serious medical problems. I.V. sedation will put you at ease and make your next dental appointment run much more smoothly.

You have a strong gag reflex. If you are extremely sensitive to dental instruments, it can make it very difficult or unpleasant for you to undergo even the simplest procedures such as dental X-rays or a routine cleaning. I.V. sedation may be the best way for you to have a positive experience at the dentist’s office.

You want an alternative to general anesthesia. Many patients, understandably, dislike the idea of being completely unconscious during a routine dental procedure. I.V. sedation allows you to remain conscious and aware during the procedure, but it will put you in a state of deep relaxation. Later, it will probably feel as if you were asleep during the appointment.

You have a major dental procedure. If you are undergoing major oral surgery, I.V. sedation can be helpful even if you do not suffer from dental anxiety. It will make a possibly daunting procedure seem to fly by for you, while ensuring that you are still alert and able to communicate with your dentist.

Are you looking for a caring, quality dentist in Columbus, Ohio? At Oak Creek Dental Care, our dentists work to educate every patient, and we provide state-of-the-art care that utilizes the best technologies available for sedation, cosmetic, and general dentistry. Visit us online for more information, or call (614) 882-5525 to set up an appointment.

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