IV sedation is an anesthesia option that helps many patients return to getting routine dental care. In Gettysburg, PA IV sedation is available at Samuels Dental Arts. The benefits of IV sedation make it a great option for several different types of dental patients. People who are fearful of going to the dentist can benefit from IV sedation. Patients who experience general anxiety can also find IV sedation beneficial. The third group of people who can benefit from this type of anesthesia are those who need to have an extensive amount of dental work completed.
Fear of the dentist is something that many adults in the US experience. For some, the fear is rooted in a negative dental experience during childhood. Others have bad memories of the dentist from adulthood. There are times when a painful cavity or procedure can lead to a fear of the dentist. IV sedation dentistry can help fearful patients get back into the dental chair. This type of anesthesia can calm fearful patients down and ease the distress that comes with going to the dentist. If you experience fear at the thought of going to the dentist, take a serious look at the option of IV sedation anesthesia. You can get the dental care you need without experiencing fear throughout your appointment with the help of IV sedation. It can transform the way that you feel about the dentist and allow you to get the oral care you need.
For some patients, avoiding the dentist is not about a particular experience but is related to anxiety in general. Anxious patients may avoid the dentist because it is unfamiliar. Not knowing what to expect in a situation can be extremely difficult for people living with anxiety. IV sedation anesthesia can reduce anxiety during your appointment and allow you to stay for the dental care you need.
Patients who need extensive dental work
People who need an extensive amount of dental work can get it with the help of IV sedation. An anesthesiologist monitors your levels of anesthesia while you are under IV sedation. This allows the anesthesiologist to adjust the levels as needed and keep you sedated for longer than many other types of dental anesthesia. Because of this, you can get years’ worth of dental work completed in one or two appointments.
Samuels Dental Arts offers IV sedation anesthesia to patients who fall into one of the categories outlined above. If you do not fit completely into one of the categories above, you may still be able to benefit from IV sedation anesthesia. Schedule a consultation with one of the dentists at Samuels Dental Arts to determine if IV sedation is an option that will meet your need.
Peter J Samuels DDS is a local Gettysburg dentist and a clinical instructor at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry.