If you experience anxiety when going to the dentist, even for regular visits – don’t worry! You are not alone! Anxiety or trepidation about the dentist is very common. Even though advancements in dental technology had drastically decreased the amount of pain experienced during treatment and increased the levels of comfort, people are still afraid.
Despite these advancements, there is a solution that dentists can offer called IV sedation dentistry that can help to eliminate that fear entirely! During this procedure, the patient is administered a type of sedation that reduces anxiety while in the dental chair. There are even options to be ‘asleep’ during the entire procedure.
What is IV Sedation?
IV (Intravenous) sedation is the type of sedation that is normally recommended for patients with a very high level of anxiety. IV Sedation requires a licensing by the dentist and dental staff. They continuously monitor the patient’s vital signs during the procedure, and it can be preferred when a large dental procedure is needed to ensure that it is completed in a timely manner.
Don’t let your fear of the dentist hold you bad from taking care of your oral health. Contact our office, located conveniently in St. Thomas and articulate your fears to our staff. We will be able to answer any of your questions and provide information regarding IV sedation options for you in in St. Thomas.