What is IV Sedation and How Does It Work?
Visiting the dentist can cause anxiety for some people. If you’re one of them, IV sedation might be an excellent solution for you. What exactly does IV sedation entail, and how does it function? Let’s dive into it with Dolynchuk Dental.
The term IV sedation, or intravenous sedation, refers to a form of anesthesia often employed in the dental field to aid in patient relaxation during treatments. It operates by delivering a sedative medication right into a patient’s vein, hence getting the name “intravenous.”
So, how does the IV sedation process work at Dolynchuk Dental?
Pre-procedure Consultation: First, we’ll conduct a thorough consultation to evaluate your medical history, discuss your anxiety levels, and understand the dental procedure you’ll undergo. This step ensures IV sedation is a safe and suitable option for you.
Sedation Administration: On the day of the procedure, a small needle will be inserted into a vein in your arm or hand, through which the sedative will be delivered. The level of sedation can be adjusted to your comfort throughout the procedure.
During the Procedure: IV sedation doesn’t put you to sleep. While you’re under the effects of IV sedation, you remain conscious and responsive to requests, yet you’ll find yourself in an incredibly relaxed state You might not remember much about the procedure afterward, which is a bonus if the thought of dental work makes you nervous.
Post-procedure: The effects of IV sedation can linger for a few hours after the procedure, so you’ll need someone to accompany you home. It’s common to feel a bit groggy or sleepier than usual, but these effects will wear off.
IV sedation at Dolynchuk Dental is administered by highly trained professionals who prioritize your comfort and safety. Throughout the procedure, we maintain a watchful eye on your vital signs, aiming to provide you with a comfortable experience that’s secure as well.
If the thought of dental work fills you with dread, why not consider IV sedation? Schedule a consultation with Dolynchuk Dental today. We’re committed to providing a comfortable, anxiety-free dental experience, helping you maintain your oral health without the stress.
At Dolynchuk Dental, we care about not just your smile, but also your peace of mind!
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We are a full-service family dental clinic in Red Deer AB providing everything from check-ups, cleanings, cosmetic, Invisalign, white fillings, crowns & bridges, extractions, root canals, and dental implants. For people with dental anxiety we have a revolutionary solution: Our Solea Laser takes the drill, needle, noise and pains out of dental visits! Learn more about SOLEA.