Offering sedation dentistry gives Dr. Ami a great sense of satisfaction. We are happy when patients report the immense benefit they gain from the use of sedation during dental treatment. To see a patient turn his or her oral health around after years of avoiding the dentist is incredibly gratifying.
Because every patient and scenario is different, we offer various types of sedation. Where IV sedation was once reserved only for complex dental procedures, this form of sedation is now a regular part of a sedation dentistry practice. We work with our Corona patients to determine the most suitable form of sedation to meet their needs, ensuring a comfortable process.
Some of the primary advantages of IV sedation include:
- This method of sedation is extremely customizable, as the dosage of sedative medication can be adjusted as needed throughout the course of treatment. There is no guesswork involved.
- IV sedation is predictable and reliable.
- Medication delivered directly into a vein is quick to take effect, helping the patient to feel very relaxed even before local anesthetic is administered.
- Maximum levels of relaxation can be achieved with IV delivery, which is more powerful than inhalation or oral sedation.
- The medication used in IV sedation has an amnesiac effect, making this an ideal choice for those who prefer not to remember dental treatment.
- Although a deep level of relaxation is achieved with IV sedation, patients are not necessarily “put to sleep.” It is possible to reduce the response to the sights, smells, and sounds of the dental office while still ensuring the patient can communicate with our team.
- IV sedation is extremely safe, as patients are continually monitored throughout treatment.
IV sedation, like oral conscious sedation, delivers medication into the body that will take some time to wear off. Due to the effects of sedatives, it is necessary to arrange for a bit of aftercare. Some of the recommendations with this type of sedation include:
- Arrange for reliable transportation to and from your office visit.
- Have a friend or family member stay with you for at least a few hours after you arrive home.
- The day of your appointment, do not drive or perform any physical activities, such as exercise or housework. Simply take the day to rest quietly.
- Eat small, light meals to avoid nausea.
- Avoid consuming alcoholic beverages the day of your appointment.
- Talk with your dentist about the use of any medications in addition to your sedatives.
Dr. Ami can help you achieve your smile goals, even if you have avoided dental care due to anxiety. Call Absolute Dental to schedule an appointment today.