Have you found yourself avoiding the dentist due to anxiety? Maybe you need a procedure done and it is causing some apprehension, so you have been putting it off. Sedation dentistry makes it possible for those with dental anxiety to have a relaxing and anxiety-free experience. There are several types of sedation dentistry, but intravenous sedation provides the deepest relaxation.
What is IV Sedation Dentistry?
With IV sedation, you are awake during your dental treatment but will remain comfortable and free of anxiety. The sedative is administered through a vein, so it goes to work quickly. This method of sedation allows the dentist to continually adjust the level needed. With IV sedation, you will remain in a semi-awake state and will most likely have little to no memory of the treatment.
Am I a Good Candidate for IV Sedation?
IV sedation is an excellent option if you have any apprehension about the dentist. Many patients can be so fearful that they put off cleanings, which can lead to further problems with dental decay. This is also a great option if you are panicked by needles or dental procedures. IV sedation might be the right plan for you if you are undergoing lengthy procedures and have a difficult time sitting still for a long period of time. You may also opt for IV sedation if you experience dental anxiety and need to undergo multiple procedures.
What are the benefits of choosing Sedation Dentistry?
There are several benefits to sedation dentistry including:
- No memory of undergoing the procedure
- No sense of time while under sedation
- No sense of smell or sound
- No fear or anxiety during treatment
Additional Important Information
Dr. Pearce is hospital trained and licensed to perform your IV sedation procedure. Working with his team, he can complete your dental procedure with expert skill and deliver outstanding results, all while you relax in our comfortable reclining chairs in a calm, soothing environment. Although you will remain awake during the procedure, you will need to have someone drive you to and from the procedure as the final remnants of the relaxation medication linger.
If you have been avoiding a trip to the dentist, you owe it to yourself to contact our office to learn more about IV sedation and schedule a consultation today. You may not always look forward to a visit with us, but you don’t need to fear it. Dr. Pearce serves Baldwinsville and Central New York.