Deciding Whether IV Sedation Dentistry Is Right for You

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Sedation dentistry is becoming a popular choice for specific types of dental patients. It is often used for patients with dental anxiety or for patients who need extensive dental work done. Read on for help in deciding whether IV sedation dentistry is right for you.

Benefits
The main benefit of sedation dentistry as a whole is the overtaking feeling of comfort and relaxation. This is ideal for people who experience dental anxiety, especially in severe cases. You will not be asleep, so you will be able to respond to your dentist, but you will be in a very carefree and calm mindset. In this mindset, it is easy to sit through hours of extensive dental work so you can get it all done in just one visit. IV sedation dentistry also suppresses your gag reflex. IV sedation takes effect quickly and can be adjusted easily.

Appointments
The first step in the sedation dentistry process is an initial consultation appointment with your dentist. This gives your dentist the opportunity to take a look at your medical history, discuss the procedures, and measure your heart rate and blood pressure. Since IV sedation dentistry is done using drugs, it is important that you disclose to your dentist any medications that you regularly take. You will be made as comfortable as possible and a dental assistant will be by your side. Your vitals will be monitored throughout the procedure to ensure that you are totally relaxed the entire time.

Recovery
You should have a companion bring you home after your treatment with sedation dentistry, and then try to sleep and drink fluids throughout the day. You will feel more aware and alert after the medication is stopped, but you will still be in a relaxed state. You will probably not feel as much pain after the dental treatment as you would if you had not received sedation.

Do you still need help deciding whether IV sedation dentistry is right for you? Talk to the dental professionals at Oak Creek Dental Care. We are a Columbus-based dentistry practice that offers general, sedation, and emergency dentistry treatments. If you would like more information, please visit our website, stop by and see us, or call (614) 682-8345 today.

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