If you, like many people, are putting off having necessary dental work – or even just having a regular dentist appointment – because of an aversion to going to the dentist, to the rescue is intravenous (IV) sedation. IV sedation involves the use of a subtle and temporary sedative that keeps patients in a state of relaxation throughout the entire office visit.
This type of dental sedation is used when performing certain types of dental procedures, but if you ask the dentist or hygienist, they can administer IV sedation even for regular dental appointments. This treatment can make even dental cleanings and regular checkups a relaxing experience every time.
Let’s talk about how IV sedation works, and where you can find a dentist office here in Eugene that offers this revolutionary treatment.
Because IV sedation is so gentle, a dentist does not need to have an anesthesiologist on staff. The sedative is delivered directly into the bloodstream through an IV in your arm. You should begin to experience the calming effects immediately.
In IV sedation, you are kept in a conscious state, so you are able to respond to the dentist’s questions. However, you will not feel any pain. You may fall into a light sleep or go in and out of sleep.
Patients with dental anxiety reap the most benefits from IV sedation. Fear of dental equipment and all of the sights and sounds of the dentist’s office will be eased with IV sedation.
In addition to alleviating dental anxiety, patients who have a strong gag reflex will also greatly benefit from IV sedation. Your relaxed state will eliminate unnecessary gagging during your dental cleaning and checkup.
With no more terrible experiences from going to the dentist, patients who receive this treatment will now gladly attend their regular dental visits. This leads to improved oral health and overall health.
If you are interested in learning more about IV sedation and whether it would be the right solution for you, have a consultation with a dentist who is licensed to administer it. In the hands of an expert, IV sedation is a safe and effective way to get the dental care you need.
Dr. Ari Binder of 360 Dental offers IV sedation to our patients, because he wants everyone to feel comfortable and not afraid to come back for every dental checkup. Just ask for this treatment before or in the beginning of your appointment, and we will gladly accommodate you.
You will also appreciate Dr. Binder’s calm and comforting demeanor. Our team of dental specialists is experienced in treating patients who have varying degrees of dental anxiety, so you can trust us to help you stay relaxed and at ease.
If you have any questions about IV sedation or would like to schedule a dental appointment with Dr. Binder, call us today at (541) 689-1645 or fill out our online appointment request form now. We look forward to providing you with a positive and enjoyable dental experience!