Stubbs Dental is proud to offer a full array of sedation dentistry choices. One option is IV sedation administered by a licensed anesthesiologist at our Bountiful, UT, and Layton, UT, practices. Whether you are undergoing oral surgery, or suffer from a dental phobia, we can safely and effectively help you relax and feel calm while in the dentist’s chair. The IV sedation option can optimize your dental experience by inhibiting your senses and allowing you to wake with little to no memory of your treatment.
How Does IV Sedation Work?
On the day of your procedure, the anesthesiologist will administer the sedative intravenously and continue to monitor the level of sedation for your safety. In mere minutes, you will fall into a deep state of relaxation, but will be able to respond to questions from the doctor and, of course, breathe on your own.
We want to make your experience with us as pain- and stress-free as possible.
This type of sedation represents a minimally depressed level of consciousness, taking away stress and anxiety with incredible efficiency for the vast majority of patients. IV sedation does not combat physical discomforts, so we will provide you with an anesthetic to make your experience with us as pain- and stress-free as possible.
Candidates for IV Sedation
Patients who identify with the following may benefit from IV sedation during their dental visit:
- Experience moderate to severe dental phobia
- Have highly sensitive teeth and gums
- Do not respond well to traditional numbing techniques
- Have avoided the dentist for years due to dental anxiety
- Are undergoing multiple procedures at the same time
- Have a fear of dental drills, needles, and other instruments
- Are undergoing oral surgery, including dental implants or All-on-4®
Advantages of IV Sedation
It is understandable that dental visits are not the average patient’s favorite activity. For patients who have a dental anxiety, a trip to the dentist is far worse, inspiring a profound sense of dread and nervousness, possibly prompting them to not go to the dentist at all. Avoiding the dentist has negative consequences on one’s oral health.
By not receiving routine cleanings and checkups, you can develop infections and decay. If such dental issues are not corrected in time, it can have a cascading effect, possibly resulting in tooth loss. Avoiding the dentist can quickly evolve into needing extensive dental therapies, to get the mouth functioning and biting properly again. These issues can also add up quickly in terms of cost.
By receiving sedation therapy, patients who would otherwise skip the dentist can receive the treatment they need. For patients undergoing oral surgeries, IV sedation has the added bonus of allowing the doctor to work faster, equating to less operative time, faster healing, and less downtime.
Learn More about IV Sedation
Stubbs Dental offers IV sedation in keeping with their larger commitment to patient-oriented care and providing their patients with comfortable, stress-free procedures. If you would like to learn more about IV sedation and how it can give you peace of mind during dental therapies, contact our practice today.