Dental Sedation From Your Dentists in Littleton
At Rocky View Family Dental & Implant Center, we understand that visits to the dentist can cause feelings of anxiety and fear in many people. That’s why, in addition to delivering compassionate care that helps put our patients at ease, we also offer oral and IV sedation. These options not only help patients receive the oral care they need to maintain good oral health, they also help reduce dental anxiety and fear, making dental procedures and experiences more comfortable and effective.
What is oral sedation and how does it work?
Oral sedation is a type of conscious sedation that is administered in pill form and is typically taken an hour before a scheduled appointment. It causes patients to feel drowsy and relaxed during a treatment or procedure while simultaneously ensuring that they’re responsive to questions and able to follow simple commands. This type of sedation wears off a few hours after your procedure(s).
What is IV sedation and how does it work?
IV sedation, also known as intravenous sedation, is another type of conscious sedation that is administered through a small IV in your arm. This type of sedation will make you drowsy and relaxed, but you will still be able to respond to questions and follow simple commands. The effects of IV sedation wear off a few hours after your procedure is completed.
Are these sedation options safe?
Both oral and IV sedation are safe and effective ways to reduce dental anxiety and make dental procedures more comfortable. It’s important that patients considering these options keep in mind that they will not be able to drive or operate machinery for at least 24 hours after receiving a sedation treatment.
Do you have questions about whether sedation dentistry might be right or helpful for you? Call us today!
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- Utilize sedation options to calm dental anxiety, fear, or phobia
- Ensure that your smile receives the care it needs
- Schedule multiple treatments to maximize your sedation experience
- Choose the sedation option that works for you
- Prioritize your oral health!