Now that we are in the midst of the new year, it is a good
time to consider setting yourself up a dental appointment. After all, the
holidays are over, and we’ve overindulged in all of the delicious treats that
the time of year has to offer, and this may have done some damage to our
smiles. In addition to a quick checkup, your dentist will also check for
periodontal, or gum, disease. However, for some patients, keeping a dental
appointment is more difficult than for others.
The problem is dental issues don’t care that you’re scared – they’re only going to worsen. Thankfully, there is help for those with dental anxiety – IV sedation.
A sedative is administered to a patient intravenously before
your dental procedure begins, and because it is sent through your veins, it
works very quickly. The nice part about IV sedation is that your dental professional
can adjust the amount of sedative according to your specific needs. Here are
even more reasons to keep your dental appointments from now on:
More powerful. IV sedation has a higher level of
sedation than the inhaled or oral variations.
Quick recovery. The advantage of IV sedation allows
for a quicker recovery than other options.
Anxiety killer. Dental anxiety is a documented issue.
But even those with the worst dental anxiety will find lots of relief from IV
No gag reflex. This form of sedation will alleviate any of those sensitive gag reflex issues.
Conscious procedures. This version allows you to remain awake and communicative, but the amnesia-like effects will make it tough to remember you were.
For more information about IV sedation, call Dr. Lee Cohen in Palm Beach Gardens, FL at 561-691-0020 or visit www.pbcperio.com.
Dr. Cohen proudly accepts patients from Palm Beach Gardens and all surrounding areas.