Intravenous sedation is an ideal option for anxious patients. For IV sedation, an anti-anxiety drug is administered into your bloodstream, helping to calm and relax you during treatment.
With IV sedation, you remain conscious during your treatment, meaning that you’ll still be able to respond to verbal commands. But, if you opt for IV sedation, there’s a good chance that you won’t remember any of the procedure. This is because you’ll be in a deep state of relaxation. You’ll feel like time passes very quickly and you won’t be able to recall much of what happened.
IV sedation is completely safe. However, following the treatment, you won’t be able to drink alcohol, drive or work machinery until the effects of the drug have worn off. Your dentist will advise you of how long it will be until you can complete these tasks.
IV Sedation for Anxious Patients
At The Gap Dental Practice, we understand that not everyone is comfortable visiting the dentist. In fact, dental anxiety is very common and is absolutely nothing to be worried about.
There are a number of steps that you can take to help calm your nerves as you prepare for your visit. However, if you still find that you’re nervous about your appointment, please contact our friendly team who are on hand to help.
During your first visit to us, you will be offered nitrous oxide to help calm your nerves. However, if you find that this isn’t suitable for you, then we can also offer IV sedation. The amount you will be given will depend on the treatment you’re undertaking and how long it will take to complete. The longer the treatment time, the more sedation you will be offered, so the effects will not wear off during your treatment.
IV Sedation for Wisdom Teeth Removal
Many of our patients opt for IV sedation during wisdom tooth removal as they’re worried about the procedure.
Although daunting, wisdom teeth removal is completely safe and can leave you feeling happy and healthier post-treatment. Wisdom tooth removal is also incredibly common, as many people develop impacted wisdom teeth because there is not enough room for them to grow properly in the mouth. This problem is common with wisdom teeth, as they are the last teeth in the mouth to erupt.
For wisdom tooth removal, you will first receive IV sedation so that you feel relaxed and calm. Then, you will be given a local anaesthetic injection. This will completely numb your mouth before treatment begins, so you’ll be relaxed and won’t feel a thing while receiving treatment.
Talk to Us to Discuss Your Needs
If you suffer from dental phobia or dental anxiety, then please speak to us to discuss your needs and requirements. By getting in touch with us before your appointment, we can ensure that everything is ready for your visit and make sure that you have all the information you require.
Arrange an Appointment Today
To book an appointment or speak to us about the possibility of using IV sedation as part of your treatment, simply call us on 07 3300 1277. Our experienced and knowledgeable team have years of experience in treating people with dental anxiety and will be more than happy to help you.