With about 75% of Americans reporting that they are affected by some level of dental fear or anxiety, our team at Texas Dentistry wants to offer a solution. IV sedation is one of the services we provide, giving patients a way to experience our high-quality dental care while comfortable and relaxed. Keep reading to learn more about this treatment and whether or not it’s right for you.
IV sedation is the highest level of sedation we offer, a great service for patients who would describe themselves as overly anxious or fearful of the dentist. Many dentists don’t even offer this treatment because it requires extra training and education, however we have IV sedation to ensure that all of our patients can enjoy our quality dental care.
The best way to know if you’re a candidate for IV sedation is to come into our office for a consultation. One of our highly trained dentists will discuss your needs and health history before recommending it. However, patients who are candidates will typically struggle with moderate to severe dental anxiety or fear. IV sedation is the strongest sedation service we have, allowing even the most fearful patients to experience complete comfort and relaxation.
Before your IV sedation, we recommend fasting for 8 hours leading up to your treatment. Due to this recommendation, many patients choose to schedule this service in the morning, so they won’t have to alter their diet too much. Once you’ve completed your treatment, it’s perfectly normal to feel a little groggy and out of it. That’s one of the main reasons why it’s a good idea to have someone drive you to and from your appointment. Plus, having someone you know in the waiting room during your visit to our office can help naturally relive some stress and anxiety.
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