IV Sedation Dentistry

Eliminating Your Dental Anxiety

There are many people with the fear of going to the dentist. Dental anxiety is a common condition many patients have, and we can help you with it. Many patients would rather avoid going to the dentist and put up with any dental pain they have because of their dental phobias. We use sedation dentistry to eliminate any phobia so you don’t feel anything during your visit. We want to make sure you can maintain your oral health while being comfortable the entire time. At Pacific Dental Center we don’t want your dental fear to prevent you from getting the dental care you need.

How Does IV Sedation Dentistry Work?

IV Sedation works through sedating the patient enough to be responsive during dental treatment but not have any feeling or any recollection of the dental care. Once the dental care is finished the sedation will wear off. You will need to be accompanied to and from the appointment. If you need IV Sedation dentistry, Dr. Snow will provide you with all the details you will need to know before your dentist visit. IV sedation dentistry is a simple way to remove anxiety and nerves when going to the dentist, especially if the patient has extreme dental phobia.

What Is The Difference Between IV Sedation and General Anesthesia?

IV Sedation dentistry can be referred to as Conscious Sedation where the patient is capable of communicating in simple gestures with the doctor. Another term to describe the effect of IV sedation is “semi-awake”. General anesthesia puts the patient completely under where an anesthesiologist is needed to control and monitor vitals.

You would be a great IV Sedation Dentistry candidate if you have:

  • High dental phobia
  • Hypersensitive gag reflex
  • Complex dental procedures
  • Difficulty with local anesthetics

If you have a dental phobia or are receiving dental surgery, IV sedation is perfect for you. Don’t avoid the dentist because of anxiety, we have the solution. Oral health can cause sickness and dental emergency if not regular maintained. IV Sedation dentistry is completely safe, ask Dr. Snow if IV Sedation Dentistry would be right for you. Schedule an appointment with Pacific Dental Center today.