According to studies, a whopping 15% of adults in the USA have avoided their dental consultation at least once because of their fear of the dentist. Dental phobia is a serious concern that leads to patients being too nervous during dental appointments, if they even keep the appointment.
Whenever we have patients who have a fear of dentists, we use oral sedation to ease our patients' nerves. Apart from this, we also use sedation to numb the oral tissues, put the patient to partial or deep sleep as per the requirement of the procedure, and keep them from experiencing pain and discomfort.
At our dental practice, Dr. Larson and our highly trained team of dental experts thoroughly diagnose your oral concern and determine if you need sedation as well as the most suitable means of sedation. We also consider factors such as your level of sensitivity, your needs, and the type of procedure you're about to go through.
Intravenous (IV) sedation is the process where the sedative is administered directly into the patient's vein through an injection. It is usually used during oral surgeries, which could induce severe pain and discomfort.
Here are some of the advantages of IV sedation that make it highly sought-after by dental professionals:
Please schedule a consultation with our highly trained team of dental experts, and we'll provide more information and guide you further. Please call us at (206) 664-9129 or reach us through online consultation.