We understand that dentistry isn’t everyone’s favorite activity, but for some, it can be frightening. Dental fear is a common problem, but it gets serious when it prevents you from receiving the care you need and deserve. At Pioneer Periodontics & Implant Dentistry, we want all our patients to enjoy relaxed, comfortable, and anxiety-free dentistry. That’s why we provide IV sedation! Read on to learn more about the benefits of visiting a sedation dentist in Lincoln!
IV sedation is a form of sedation dentistry that is delivered into your vein through a needle. Its effects begin quickly, and because it’s administered intravenously, we can control the level of sedation incredibly precisely. You’ll still be able to talk to your dentist in Lincoln, however it’s completely normal for you to doze off because this treatment is incredibly relaxing. It’s fairly common to have little to no memory of your treatment after the fact, which many nervous or fearful patients enjoy! During the entire process, we will monitor your pulse and oxygen levels for ultimate safety.
We use IV sedation most commonly for patients who are overly fearful or anxious when it comes to dental visits. While there are other, less mild forms of sedation, this treatment option is effective in relieving moderate to severe dental anxiety. However, the only way to know if you’re a candidate with certainty is to contact our office. We will discuss your level of anxiety and the type of treatment you may need. From there, we can give you a personalized treatment plan that works best for you.
Because IV sedation is stronger than other sedation options like nitrous oxide, we recommend that you have a family member or friend drive you to and from our practice. Once your procedure is over, we will keep you in our office for about 20 to 30 minutes, allowing the strongest effects to wear off. However, you will still experience some sedation effects throughout the day, which will slowly but surely dissipate. Most patients can resume their regular daily activities after 24 hours from their IV sedation!
If you have any questions about IV sedation dentistry, or if you want to schedule an appointment, please don’t hesitate to contact our office and speak with one of our friendly team members.