We know that dental anxiety can prevent you from undergoing care, which is why we have an option that eases dental fears and helps patients stay calm and cozy, even when undergoing oral surgery. In today’s blog, your Olathe, KS, dentists talk about the benefits of IV sedation, and how we administer this calming agent.
Dental Anxiety and Oral Surgery
Dental anxiety can prevent people from undergoing even minor procedures like checkups and cleanings, and can be due to bad previous experiences at a dentist’s office, or due to lack of care as well. We understand that your fears are real and will never minimize them. We would love to talk to you about dental sedation, so you can feel calm and relaxed as you undergo treatment. If you’re undergoing oral surgery, this can be a more involved procedure than a filling or crown placement. We can use IV sedation options to help you remain cozy the entire time, whether you’re receiving dental implants, having a tooth extracted, or undergoing a grafting procedure.
Administering IV Sedation
We take a number of factors into account before we recommend this option, such as weight, age, medical history, and anxiety levels. A trained anesthesiologist will be present the entire time, monitoring you and controlling the sedation. We administer this through an IV, and you enter a deep state of calm with little to no memory of the procedure at all. The effects will take time to wear off completely, so you should have a friend or family member on hand to bring you home afterward. We will also send you home with any necessary prescriptions or instructions to help ensure a complication-free healing period.
Other Calming Options
For more minor procedures, we could offer nitrous oxide. Also known as laughing gas, this is administered through a mask over the nose. You enter a calm state, but remain conscious and able to respond to the dentist. The effects wear off right away, you can drive yourself home or return to work or school. Oral sedation is a deeper state of calm, with little memory of the procedure even though you’re still conscious. You will be groggy afterward, and may benefit from a friend or family member on hand to bring you home. If you have any questions about IV sedation, then contact our team today.
Ready for a Visit to Our Office?
With our treatments, we can help you and your family remain calm and comfortable when undergoing treatment. Schedule an appointment today and find out more about our calming treatment options. You can also call E-Care Dentistry in Olathe, KS, today at 913-764-1018. Find our office at 15010 S Black Bob Road Olathe, KS 66062. We also proudly serve patients from Overland Park, Lenexa, and all surrounding communities.