Dentist in 75007 (Carrollton) discusses the advantages of IV sedation
By Dr. Adnan Saleem
If you have an extreme phobia or anxiety about the dentist that keeps you from getting the care you need, Hebron Smiles in the 75007 zip code area may have the perfect solution for you. We offer our patients the benefits of IV Sedation, to help get you back on the road to oral health.
IV sedation works by delivering a sedative directly to the patient intravenously. It extremely safe, and can be adjusted as necessary during the procedure.
Advantages of IV Sedation
Works immediately – Other options for sedation, such as oral sedatives, can require several hours to work. IV Sedation delivers medication directly to the bloodstream, allowing it to take effect immediately.
Adjustable – IV sedation can be adjusted during your procedure. The dosage can be increased or decreased to stay at the right level for you.
Allows multiple procedures – Many patients who need multiple or lengthy procedures choose IV Sedation. It allows them to undergo more procedures at once, eliminating the need for multiple appointments.
Patients who choose IV Sedation will be connected to monitoring devices to check heart rate, blood pressure, blood oxygen levels, and breathing. You will be awake during the procedure and able to answer questions or follow instructions; however, you will have no memory of the appointment. Patients will need to arrange transportation home from their appointments.
Before receiving IV sedation, it is important to discuss any known allergies as well medications, supplements, or vitamins that you currently take to check for potential interactions.
You will be told not to eat or drink eight hours prior to your procedure. Once the medication has been administered, you will immediately begin to feel relaxed and safe. To learn more about how IV sedation can make you feel more comfortable in the dentist’s chair, call Hebron Smiles today.