Are you nervous about undergoing oral surgery, such as for dental implants? Or does the thought of visiting the dentist for a cleaning cause extreme anxiety? You’re most likely a great candidate for IV sedation in San Antonio, TX! With the calming effects of IV sedation, you’ll be able to undergo the dental care you need to have great oral health and a beautiful smile. Best of all, you’ll leave your appointment with little-to-no memory of the procedure, even if it was lengthy!
The Main Benefits of IV Sedation
IV sedation is the highest form of conscious sedation you can receive. It will put you in a deeply relaxing and semi-conscious state. You will not be “out cold”, however, and will be able to respond to verbal commands. Many patients feel so calm and relaxed that they nap lightly through there appointment!
IV sedation takes effect quickly, unlike other forms of sedation (such as oral sedation), which can take over an hour for you to feel calm and relaxed. Sedation administered intravenously reaches your brain immediately, and there’s no lag time between it being administered and you feeling relaxed and stress-free.
IV sedation is completely customizable to your specific needs. Since it is administered intravenously, your dentist has full control over the amount of sedation you receive, so you’ll be comfortable and relaxed throughout your entire procedure.
Once your dentist stops administering IV sedation, the effects will begin to wear off. You’ll still need someone to drive you home after your procedure, as you most likely will still experience lingering drowsiness as the sedation clears from your bloodstream. However, you’ll recover and return to a normal state faster than if you took anti-anxiety medication.
Schedule Your Consultation
Are you interested in learning more about the benefits of IV sedation? Consult with your dentist at your next appointment in our Dental office in San Antonio, TX to see if this type of sedation is right for you.