i-Implant Dentistry
Dr. Saad Bassas, DDS

IV Sedation: How It Works and Who Can Get It

March 11, 2021
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Posted By: Dr. Saad Bassas
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Dental anxiety can inhibit you from taking the best care of your teeth and gums. According to the American Dental Association, nearly 22% of people avoid the dentist because they’re afraid or anxious. 

Luckily, modern dentistry has allowed dentists to ensure that their patients are as comfortable and relaxed as possible during procedures and surgery. One of the most common ways dentists alleviate dental anxiety and pain is through the use of monitored sedation or IV sedation. 

What Is IV Sedation?

Intravenous (IV) sedation, also called “twilight sleep,” is a type of anesthesia that relaxes patients through an IV placed in a vein. IV sedation dentistry is a form of conscious sedation, so it does not fully put you to sleep; however, it makes you less aware of your surroundings and puts you at ease. 

Benefits of IV Sedation

IV sedation at i-Implant Dentistry has many benefits:

  1. It works quickly. 
  2. It diminishes pain and discomfort. 
  3. Your dentist monitors your vitals and can adjust your dosage. 
  4. You won’t remember the procedure when you wake up.

Also, IV sedation allows your dentist to perform multiple procedures in one visit because you’re more relaxed. That means fewer visits to the dentist without compromising the quality dental care you deserve. It’s a win-win! 

Who Can Get IV Sedation?

Before Dr. Bassas determines if you are a candidate for IV sedation, he will perform a thorough health evaluation and review your medical history and medication use. Good candidates for IV sedation normally include patients who:

  1. Experience moderate to high levels of dental anxiety
  2. Need complex dental work such as implants 
  3. Have a strong gag reflex 
  4. Require several procedures 

Ultimately, your Roseville dentist will know if IV sedation is best for you. Whatever your needs may be, our team at i-Implant Dentistry can meet those needs and help you achieve your smile goals. Your comfort and safety are important to us, and we will always do what we can to make your visit with us a positive one. 

Call Us About IV Sedation in Roseville, MN!

Dr. Bassas in Roseville, MN provides high-quality sedation and implant dentistry for patients of all ages. We can provide you with the peace of mind you need to receive excellent dental care in a welcoming and comfortable environment. Call us today at (651) 505-3000 to schedule your appointment.

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