Nervous about dentistry? One of our BIG things is IV Sedation. It Calms the nervous system, allowing the patient to be comfortable. Available on all treatments!
Are you a Candidate for Sedation Dentistry?
If you have any of the following:
- Fear of dental treatment
- Extremely sensitive teeth
- Difficulty getting numb
- Experience sweaty palms or find yourself gripping the armrests
- Very sensitive gag reflex or difficulty opening
- In denial of a dental problem until the pain is unbearable
- Above average disdain for “getting numb”
- History of traumatic dental experiences
- Complex dental problems; or a need for surgery
- Have not received professional dental care in many years, perhaps decades
- Go from dentist to dentist, or doctors, to renew painkiller prescriptions for dental problems
…then yes, you are a candidate!
If you hate the noises, smells and tastes associated with dental care and offices, and you can’t block them out, then you may want to experience “dental sedation” while we do all the work.
WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN UNDERGOING IV SEDATION
Before IV sedation, the patient is instructed not to eat or drink anything for a specified period of time, usually 8 to 12 hours before the procedure, and may be asked to avoid certain medications, as well. After sedation, the patient may have total or partial amnesia for the procedure. In fact, the patient might think he or she was unconscious or asleep during the procedure, when the patient is actually able to respond to questions and physical stimulus throughout. There may be residual grogginess after the sedation is stopped, so the patient will need to arrange a ride home.
DOES INSURANCE COVER IV SEDATION?
Insurance coverage should be verified through the patient’s provider. Coverage varies depending on both the insurance provider and the plan, so this should be checked in advance.