Not everyone feels relaxed and comfortable about going to the dentist. For some people, a dental visit causes major fear and anxiety. There are a number of options available to ease anxiety. IV sedation, also known as conscious sedation, is one such option. IV sedation is safe and effective, and is recommended for moderate to severe anxiety. Medication is administered through an intravenous line. Patients remain awake during the dental procedure, but will be in a heightened state of relaxation.
Local anesthetic is used in conjunction with IV sedation to ensure that there is no discomfort during treatment. Heart rate and breathing are closely monitored and a health care provider will remain with you at all times during the procedure. If your anxiety about dentistry is keeping you from having the treatment you require, contact us! We can discuss your treatment and the options that will help!