Talking to Your Dentist About Sedation

Sedation Dentist Columbus

When you have dental fear or anxiety, your dentist can use IV sedation to calm your nerves during procedures. A sedation dentist can administer IV sedation prior to most dental procedures, including emergency dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, preventative dentistry, and restorative dentistry procedures. Here are some tips for talking to your dentist about IV sedation.

Find Out How Your Dentist Will Determine if IV Sedation is Right for You
IV sedation isn’t the best choice for everyone. Patients who have certain medical issues or allergies may not be able to undergo sedation. Additionally, sedation dentists do not recommend sedation for patients who are very young or old. Your dentist will thoroughly review your medical history and discuss your allergies, current and past medications and medical procedures, illnesses, and hospitalizations.

Discuss What Type of IV Sedation Will be Used
Sedation dentists typically offer more than one type and level of IV sedation. You and your sedation dentist can discuss which type will be best for you. Minimal IV sedation leaves you relaxed and awake, moderate IV sedation leaves you sleepy but awake, deep sedation leaves you barely awake, and general anesthesia leaves you unconscious. Each level ensures that you’ll remain calm, comfortable, and pain-free throughout your dental procedure. You’re unlikely to remember any details of the procedure, which will seem to go by very quickly.

Determine What Will Happen Before, During, and After the Procedure
Ask your dentist what you can expect before, during, and after your sedation dentistry procedure. You might be restricted as to what you can eat, drink, and what medications you can take before your procedure. You will be carefully monitored during and after the procedure to make sure that there are no complications.

If you’re interested in talking to a dentist near you about IV sedation near Columbus, OH, come see us at Oak Creek Dental Care. Our experienced family dentists can administer IV sedation to adults and children prior to most dental procedures. To make an appointment, or to learn more about sedation dentistry, call us today at (614) 882-7456.

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