Experienced IV Conscious Sedation in Concord
Each year, countless individuals put off getting the dental care they need because of severe dental anxiety. As a result, treatable dental situations like minor tooth decay can quickly turn into significant problems like tooth infections. At Alliance Dental Group, we're passionate about helping you feel as comfortable and stress-free as possible during your appointment. That's why our office is proud to offer IV conscious sedation in Concord.
Whether you hesitate to visit the dentist because of the length of procedures or the smells associated with dental work, you can rest assured that IV conscious sedation is perfect for you. Call us or visit our office today to schedule your next appointment and find out how we can leverage sedation dentistry to give you the dental treatments and procedures you need!
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What Is IV Conscious Sedation?
Intravenous (IV) conscious sedation provides a high level of sedation for dental treatments and procedures. Also called twilight sedation, IV conscious sedation uses a special anesthesia mixture that's administered through an intravenous line. As a result, this form of sedation is popular for how fast acting it is, as well as its predictability. Although you're conscious and able to respond to our dentist throughout the procedure, you'll have a reduced awareness of your surroundings and time.
Some of the benefits of IV conscious sedation include:
- Reducing dental anxieties, fears, and phobias
- Ensuring max comfort during your procedure as it's easily adjustable
- Fast acting as you don't have to wait for its effects to activate
- Easily tolerated by a wide range of patients
- Allows for multiple treatments to be completed in one dental visit
Preparing for Your Procedure
At Alliance Dental Group, we pride ourselves on giving our patients the information they need to feel confident during their appointment. Before your procedure, we'll outline how you can prepare for IV conscious sedation. It's important that you have someone drive you back home and clear up your schedule for the rest of the day, as it can take some time for the sedation's effects to wear off.
We'll instruct you to refrain from eating or drinking for a set period of time before your procedure to help prevent complications. Our team may recommend wearing loose-fitting clothing so your breathing isn't restricted when administering the sedation. We'll also take this time to answer any of your questions to help ensure you don't feel like you're not getting the full picture.
The Day of Your Appointment
Our team will begin by calling you back to a room, just like any other appointment. Once you're comfortably seated, we'll place a thin needle in your hand or arm that's connected to an intravenous tube that delivers the anesthesia mixture directly to your bloodstream.
From there, our skilled and experienced dental team will monitor your pulse and oxygen levels to ensure you're reacting well to the sedation. When the procedure is complete, we'll remove the IV and have you stay in our office for a time so that we can check to see if you're recovering well.
IV Conscious Sedation FAQs
Our team is here to answer any questions you may have about our Concord IV conscious sedation. Whether you'd like to know what you'll feel during the procedure or how long your recovery will be, we'll give you the answers you need. Some of the most frequently asked questions about our Concord IV conscious sedation include:
One of the most common misconceptions about IV sedation is that you're put to sleep. However, you'll be kept awake in a relaxed and comfortable state where you can respond to questions and tell us how you're feeling.
Depending on the nature of your dental procedure, we recommend taking over-the-counter pain medication like ibuprofen to control your discomfort. However, we may also prescribe you medication.
Thousands of patients rely on IV sedation each year to help manage their anxiety and receive vital dental work. As such, IV sedation poses very little risk to you, and our team follows strict safety guidelines to foster a smooth and complication-free experience.
Your Office for Reliable Sedation Dentistry
At Alliance Dental Group, we understand how dental anxiety can prevent you from getting the treatment you need. That's why our office offers IV conscious sedation. Our team will work with you to determine if our Concord IV conscious sedation is right for the procedure you want and meets your comfort level. Contact us today to schedule your next appointment with our skilled and experienced team!
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