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IV Sedation for Patients Who Need Oral Surgery

February 23, 2021
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Our team offers IV sedation for our patients undergoing oral surgery. In fact, we’re one of the only general dental practices in our community that have this option available for people! In today’s blog, your Kansas City, MO, dentist will discuss how we use IV sedation to help those with oral surgery enjoy a calm and relaxed visit, with no memory of the procedure!

Common Oral Surgery Options

When do you need oral surgery? Well, we may suggest treatment for a number of reasons. For example, if you lose teeth and major changes develop in your jawbone structure, you may need bone grafting and sinus lifts to rebuild your smile, clearing the way for the placement of advanced dental implants to address your missing teeth. We could also prevent major complications by removing wisdom teeth before they erupt, keeping you avoid misalignment, infection, painful impaction, and more. We also extract teeth to prevent the spread of infection when your smile develops advanced decay or infection, or if a tooth become severely damaged. While more extensive, these treatments help you avoid major complications, and continue to enjoy a smile you will feel proud to show off to the world!

IV and Other Options

Often, people feel a little nervous about the procedure, especially if they have dental anxiety or developmental issues that make undergoing treatment a difficult process. With sedation, we help people enter a calm and relaxed state, even if they have high levels of anxiety! We’re one of the only general practices in the community who offer IV sedation, in which we administer the deepest form of calming. A trained anesthesiologist will be on hand to monitor you, and we look at your medical history and other factors before we move forward with treatment. The effects take time to wear off, so a friend or family member will need to bring you home.

We also have other sedation options too! For example, oral sedation is take in pill or liquid form before the procedure, offering a deep state of relaxation that will also take time to wear off. With nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, offers a calming state with effects that wear off right away once the procedure ends. You could even return to work or school in most cases! If you have any questions about these options, or about oral surgery in general, then please contact our team today.

Do You Need to Schedule Your Next Visit?

We would like to help you undergo surgery with comfort and ease. To learn more about how we improve the health and function of your smile, and ensure your comfort, then schedule a consultation by calling Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry of Kansas City, MO, today at 816-427-4018.