INTRAVENOUS SEDATION DENTISTRY mccordsville
We offer our patients the option of intravenous sedation for many of our procedures. Browse the page below to learn more about sedation dentistry. It’s easy to schedule your appointment with us.
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IV Sedation Dentistry
Intravenous (IV) Conscious Sedation Provides Comfort
Second only to the health of our patients is the comfort of our patients. We understand you may not want to experience your dental procedures due to fear or discomfort, that’s ok. Sedation Dentistry via intravenous drip is something that we have made available to all of our patients. Dr. Vogt wants to make sure that you are not afraid or experiencing any pain or discomfort.
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Sedation Dentistry Details
What is Sedation Dentistry ?
Sedation dentistry is a proven clinical approach used to help you get the dental care you need that you might have otherwise skipped due to fear or discomfort. Almost every procedure uses some type of sedation.
We have several ways to help our patients avoid any pain during their visit. We can use a combination of oral medication, local numbing shots, nitrous oxide gas, and an Intravenous (IV) drip to make the experience better.
Inhaled Minimal Sedation – Nitrous Oxide (laughing Gas)
You can request to breath nitrous oxide which is mixed with oxygen and delivered to the patient through the use of a mask. Nitrous oxide, often referred to as laughing gas, causes a calm and euphoric feeling. It does not reduce the pain of surgery so local anesthetics are still required. The effect quickly wears off afterwards.
Oral Sedation Medication
Oral sedation medication is taken in pill form and can help calm the patient and brings them to a minimal to moderately sedated state. You will still be conscious but it is possible for you to fall asleep. Generally you can be awakened with a gentle shake.
The local anesthesia shots are used during any type of surgery or invasive process to numb the teeth and gums completely. Your cheeks and lips may also experience numbness. The effects wear off within a few hours of your appointment.
Intravenous sedation produces sleep-like effects and it comes on very fast. You will have little to no memory of the procedure at all. You will become conscious shortly after the procedure is finished however, you won’t be able to drive. Someone will need to assist you in leaving the dental practice. The total sedation will completely go away after several hours.
Is Sedation Dentistry Right For You?
You may have been avoiding the dentist for some time due to a persistent fear or a bad memory. No need to worry, we understand. You’re not alone. Lot’s of people are apprehensive about coming to the dentist for many reasons.
This is why we offer you the option to be sedated. Aside from the more commonly known local anesthesias and nitrous gas sedations, intravenous sedation is a deeper sedation that resembles sleep.
Before the procedure starts you are given an IV and within a few seconds you are in a state that is very much like regular sleep. You won’t remember or feel any part of your visit afterwards.
Sedation dentistry might be right for you if you or your children have any of the following:
- Moderate to severe fear of the dentist, needles, or injections
- Special needs like health and behavioral problems
- Memories of a previous bad experience
- Little to no response to numbing
- Intolerable gag reflex
- Extremely sensitive teeth
- The need for multiple procedure at once
- Complicated dental issues
- Extreme discomfort with dental sounds, odors, and tastes
- Overwhelming self consciousness about your teeth and gums
The Types Of Sedations We Offer
- Inhalation sedation AKA Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas)
- Oral Sedation Medication
- Local anesthesia (numbing shots)
- Intravenous sedation