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Put Your Dental Anxiety to Sleep With Sedation

woman smiling drinking coffeeHave you put off getting the dental care you need and want due to nervousness or anxiety? You’re certainly not alone. We understand how real dental anxiety is. That’s why we provide sedation dentistry to help you feel comfortable during your dental procedures.

IV Sedation (Sleep Dentistry)

This type of sedation is particularly helpful for patients with a gag reflex. When an IV sedative is given, patients do not suffer from a gag reflex making it easier to proceed with different types of dental care or oral surgery. One of the main benefits of sleep dentistry is it allows more work to be completed in one appointment.

What Are Some Other Benefits?

There are many advantages to having IV sedation:

  • The effects are quick
  • There are fewer side effects compared to general anaethesia
  • The recovery time is faster than with general anaesthesia
  •  It’s a safer option for people suffering from heart disease, diabetes and circulatory disorders

FAQ

Can I get my dental work done while I’m asleep?

Yes! One of the best benefits of IV sedation is it helps people to feel comfortable so one or multiple procedures can be performed in a single appointment.

Is IV sedation safe?

IV sedation is considered to be highly safe. We only offer it to patients who are healthy enough to be sedated in an office environment. Dr. Minoo Vellani (a dentist and registered/trained sedationist) will
manage the procedure. We monitor patients closely throughout the entire session. We do so by using a state-of-the-art monitoring system. It’s important to note that any medicine we provide you to promote relaxation can be safely reversed. Our staff members are highly trained in sedation situations and will ensure that your entire visit is safe and comfortable.

It’s important to note that any medicine we provide you to promote relaxation can be safely reversed. Our practice has certification in IV sedation and works with a registered anaesthetist. Our staff members are highly trained in sedation situations and will ensure that your entire visit is safe and comfortable.

Will I be asleep?

IV sedation works quickly, putting you into a relaxed state. You may fall asleep! Even if you don’t, however, time will seem to fly by. It’s unlikely that you will recall the details of your procedure later.

Can I have IV sedation for any type of dental care?

Yes! IV sedation can be given for dental care ranging from routine checkups to more complex treatments. If you’ve been delaying seeking dental treatment because of fear or anxiety, we invite you to contact us. We know that many of our patients have had negative experiences in the past. Please know that we will never judge you. Our aim is to help you get the dental care you need now.

Can I drive myself to an IV sedation appointment?

As IV sedation requires an empty stomach and the effects linger for a while after your visit, it’s vital that someone else drive you to and from your sedation appointment. You should also have another person stay with you for a few hours after your appointment. Many of our patients plan to take it easy for the rest of the day following dental care with IV sedation. We encourage you to take advantage of the opportunity to relax.

If you have any other questions about IV sedation, please contact My Dentist today!

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