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Ensuring Your Comfort With IV Sedation

December 16, 2021
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Did you know that we’re one of the only general dental practices in the area that offers IV sedation? This is a very deep state of edition that helps people with major anxiety, special needs, or who are undergoing oral surgery. In today’s blog, your Kansas City, MO, dentist talks about the benefits of this system.

The Benefits of Iv Sedation

IV sedation is the deepest form of sedation available for our patients. This is administered through an IV and helps you enter a deep state of calm with no memory of the procedure at all. A trained anesthesiologist will monitor you throughout the process, and the effects will take time to wear off, so a friend or family member will need to bring you home. We will provide detailed aftercare instructions and prescriptions for any necessary medications to help with the healing process and see you in a follow-up visit. We’re one of the only general dental offices in the community that can offer this for our patients!

When You Need a Calming Agent

We may recommend this option for those undergoing oral surgery, such as tooth extraction or dental implant placement, jawbone grafting, or sinus lifts. We also suggest this for people with dental anxiety so severe that undergoing even minor treatments is a difficult prospect. This also helps people with dental anxiety as well. Before we recommend it, we will take your medical history into account, as well as your age, weight, and current status of your oral health.

We also have other options available to help. For more warm procedures we could recommend nitrous oxide, which is safe for all ages. This is administered through a mask over the nose and helps you enter a state of calm that wears off as soon as the procedure ends. You can often return to work or school when your procedure ends! For a deep state in between the nitrous oxide and IV options, we have an oral option. Taken in liquid or pill form in the hours before the procedure, this offers a deep state of relaxation, with the patient having little to no memory of the procedure itself.

If you have any questions about how we facilitate a calm and welcoming environment for your treatment, or about our calming agents in general, then contact our team today. We would veldt see you soon for treatment, or for even a checkup or cleaning. A visit now means using your dental benefits before they expire!

Do You Have Questions About Iv Sedation?

With dental sedation, we can help you feel calm and relaxed during treatment. To learn more about our calming agents, then schedule a consultation by calling Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry of Kansas City, MO, today at 816-427-4018.