The Benefits Of IV Sedation Dentistry
IV sedation dentistry, known as IV sedation or conscious sedation, lets you undergo a dental procedure while in a state of deep relaxation. You will not be asleep, just very relaxed, so you can respond to your dentist’s instructions or questions. The medications will make you unaware of the sights, sounds and smells that might be occurring in the dentist’s office.
If you are like many patients, you feel anxious when you undergo dental procedures but you are just as nervous about general sedation. IV sedation dentistry is the ideal alternative when you feel local sedation is not enough and sleep dentistry is too much. This approach is also helpful if you need extensive dental work.
IV sedation dentistry by Natural Horizons Wellness Centers will give you the confidence you need to finally get that dental work done without suffering all the anxiety.
The IV Sedation Dentistry Procedure
The IV sedation dentist administers conscious sedation dentistry drugs intravenously through a small needle inserted into your hand or your arm. Please let us know if you are afraid of needles so we can take extra precautions, such as applying a topical anesthetic or using other methods to relax you during those initial steps of IV sedation.
The fast-acting mild anesthesia works within minutes to create a “twilight sleep” that many patients find quite pleasant. Your conscious sedation dentist can adjust the medication level throughout the procedure to ensure optimal comfort.
Time often passes quickly under conscious sedation dentistry — you may be surprised when your dentist tells you it is time to go home. After the procedure, the medication wears off within minutes. In some cases, the medications cause amnesia so you may have no recollection of having had the procedure.
You should feel no ill effects from IV sedation and have only a small bandage on your arm or hand. Some patients, however, do experience nausea. We encourage you to sleep and drink plenty of fluids for the rest of the day. Our qualified healthcare professionals can give you other pointers for recovering from your procedure, depending on the type of dental work we performed for you.
Why Choose Natural Horizons Wellness Centers for Conscious Sedation Therapy?
At Natural Horizons Wellness Centers, our conscious sedation dentist has the training, expertise, and technically advanced tools necessary to administer IV sedation. More importantly, though, all our healthcare professionals at Natural Horizons take a biologic approach to dentistry. This means we understand the effects dental health has on your whole body, so we create a dental health treatment plan that helps you achieve overall health and wellbeing that lasts for a lifetime.
We are also glad to provide other natural health and wellness therapies in addition to IV sedation to make your dental experience a positive one. We offer massage therapy, reflexology and hypnotherapy to help you relax. Our healthcare professionals can also perform advanced pain management techniques, including chiropractic care and craniosacral therapy.
Schedule an Appointment
Call 1-877-292-1571 to schedule an appointment. To learn more about conscious sedation dentistry, contact our IV sedation dentistry facility at Natural Horizons Wellness Centers.