Sedation (Sleep) Dentistry – IV Sedation
What is Sleep Dentistry?
Sleep dentistry involves IV sedation that puts you into a relaxed state while having dental work done. Sleep dentistry is ideal for patients who have severe fears and anxiety over having dental work done. It may be required for more invasive procedures and surgeries, like extractions. We offer IV sedation to patients who want, or need, to have dental work done in a calm, comfortable manner.
Why might Sleep Dentistry be needed?
Sedation is typically needed for more invasive procedures, like surgeries. IV sedation is safely administered and monitored throughout your time in the office. Some of our patients request IV sedation before procedures because they are nervous about having work done. If you’ve ever put off visiting the dentist because of fear and anxiety, sleep dentistry might be a viable option for you.
What makes you a good candidate for Sleep Dentistry?
You must be healthy enough to undergo IV sedation, so we will take a medical and health history review before any anesthetic is administered. Most people who want or need IV sedation can safely have it provided to them. Because we monitor the sedation at all times during your appointment, it’s a safe option for patients of all ages. Even pediatric patients can benefit from IV sedation administered in our office.
What can you expect with Sleep Dentistry?
Prior to having IV sedation administered, we will go over your health and medical history. We may recommend going off of certain supplements or medications so the anesthetic can be administered safely. You will come in for your appointment and have an IV placed into your arm. This allows us to safely dispense anesthetic as needed throughout your appointment. Once the procedure is done, the IV is removed, and you’ll be taken to one of our recovery rooms. It is crucial that you have a loved one bring you home from your dental appointment, since you will not be coherent enough to drive yourself.
If you are interested in sleep dentistry, and would like to learn more about your treatment options, call our office today, and we will answer any of your questions.