IV sedation dentistry is an anesthesia option with many benefits for patients. If you suffer from fear or anxiety about going to the dentist, IV sedation dentistry can help you relax during your visits. It is also a great option if you need to have an extensive amount of dental work completed. Using this type of sedation will leave you feeling like you only spent a few minutes in the dental chair-even if you had a long visit. Many patients have discovered that IV sedation dentistry can transform the entire experience of going to the dentist.
Feel relaxed during your dental visits:
If you suffer from fear or anxiety about going to the dentist, getting the oral care you need is an emotionally draining process. If your fear is intense it may keep you from going to the dentist at all. IV sedation dentistry can help you overcome that fear and feel relaxed during your dental visits. When you choose IV sedation dentistry, you will be monitored by an anesthesiologist throughout your visit. This ensures that you get the appropriate amount of anesthesia during the procedure to keep you relaxed and pain free. This benefit of IV sedation dentistry will allow you to get the dental care you need without experiencing the fear or anxiety you dread.
Get extensive dental work completed:
Another major benefit of IV sedation dentistry is that you can get extensive dental work completed in one or two visits. If you have avoided the dentist for years then you may be in a position where you need extensive dental work. The anesthesiologist can keep you under the appropriate level of sedation so the dentist can perform several procedures in one visit. This benefit of IV sedation anesthesia will allow you to get the dental work you need in the fewest dental appointments possible.
Feel like you only spent a few minutes in the dental chair:
When you choose IV sedation, your experience of the dentist will be much different than the visits you went to in the past. You will feel relaxed while you get years’ worth of dental work completed. Another benefit of this type of anesthesia is the fact that you will walk away from the appointment feeling like you were there for just a few minutes. This is a welcomed side effect of the type of anesthesia used for IV sedation dentistry.
There are several other benefits to IV sedation dentistry that are not mentioned above. These three were included in the top three list because they all impact your experience of the dentist. These benefits can work together to help reduce the fear and anxiety you feel about getting dental work completed. In our practice at Samuels Dental Arts, we have many patients who have overcome their avoidance of the dentist with the help of IV sedation dentistry. If you suffer anxiety at the thought of visiting the dentist or need an extensive amount of dental work then IV sedation dentistry may be your best option. You can learn even more about this option here.
Peter J Samuels DDS is a local Gettysburg dentist and a clinical instructor at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry.