Sedation Dentist - East Islip, NY
Helping You Receive the Dentistry You Deserve
Did you know that dental fear affects millions of Americans and keeps them from getting the dental care they need. Unfortunately, the more you avoid the dentist, the more significant your problems can become; and when you’re told that you need a complex treatment procedure, it will likely create more anxiety.
Your sedation dentist in East Islip has solutions that allow patients to receive the dentistry they need in a comfortable and safe manner. If you experience severe dental phobia or fear, IV sedation may be the right option for your needs.
Who Is a Candidate for IV Sedation?
IV sedation is the deepest level of sedation dentistry that we offer at East Islip Dental Care and it is typically reserved for patients with a high level of dental fear or those with special needs. However, there are other circumstances in which IV sedation may be ideal such as:
- Patients needing multiple treatment procedures they would like to complete during one visit.
- Patients with certain issues such as a bad gag reflex or inability to sit comfortably for long periods of time.
- Patients with special physical or mental needs.
How Does IV Sedation Work?
During IV sedation, medication is delivered intravenously into your bloodstream. This makes it easy for your dentist to adjust the medication as needed throughout your procedure. Your heart rate and vital signs are constantly monitored throughout your treatment with IV sedation.
The most common medications used during IV sedation are Midazolam and Diazepam, which are designed to help you relax and feel sleepy. Due to the nature of the medication, you may feel like you were sleeping during your appointment, when in actuality you are still awake and responsive. You may also have little to no memory of what took place during your treatment since the medication has an amnesic effect.
It will also take some time for the medication to wear off, so it is important to have a ride with a trusted adult to and from your appointment so they can stay with you after your dental treatment.
How can I Learn More About IV Sedation?
If you think IV sedation may be the right option for you, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with one of our dentists to discuss your needs and goals for your dental treatment and your smile. Your comfort and safety are our number one priority at East Islip Dental Care, and your dentist will discuss the protocol and review exactly what will happen during and after your procedure with IV sedation.
Give your dentist in East Islip a call today for more information.