Do you feel anxious about specific dental procedures? Treatments may seem a bit daunting or potentially scary for patients sometimes. At Avondale Dental Centre, we do our best to create a safe and comfortable environment for our patients. IV sedation or sleep dentistry can help keep patients at ease and facilitate a smoother process overall.
Is IV Sedation Safe?
IV sedation provides a safe and viable option for some patients. Still, to fully consider IV sedation to assist with any procedures or treatments, it comes down to each patient. To safely engage in a treatment aided by IV sedation, we generally check a patient’s medical records and ask about any current or previous medication to address any factors potentially affecting the sedation process. Safety and comfort are paramount in our practice, and we don’t perform any procedures without proper due diligence beforehand.
When Should I Consider Sedation Dentistry?
Each patient has their own needs and may require specific levels of sedation to aid their procedure or create a better experience for them. Some situations where sedation dentistry can assist include:
- High levels of anxiety around dentistry or medical procedures
- Extensive treatments that require longer periods in the dental chair
- Patients experiencing issues with a sensitive gag reflex
- Allergies to local anaesthetics
Not every patient requires sedation dentistry, but having an effective method to deliver high-quality treatments in Avondale and the surrounding communities allows our patients to feel at ease when they walk through our door!
Our patients deserve plenty of options when they visit our practice for treatments essential to their oral health. If feelings of anxiety, fear, or other factors hold you back from undergoing specific treatments, sedation dentistry may be a viable option for you and your smile. We invite you to contact our practice and feel at ease when it comes to your teeth.