Dental anxiety affects millions of Americans and keeps many of us from getting the care we need.
Dr. Gregory E. Anderson offers IV sedation to help patients remain relaxed and comfortable during appointments.
Learn more about how sedation dentistry at our Logan, UT, practice can reduce anxiety and improve overall patient experience...
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How IV Sedation Works
How Will I Feel?
Sedation dentistry makes you feel relaxed and at ease. You will become less aware of what is going on around you and may fall asleep. However, you will still be able to communicate with your dentist if necessary.
How Should I Plan?
The sedatives used during intravenous, or IV, sedation temporarily affect cognitive abilities and motor function. For this reason, patients should have a responsible friend or family member drive them to and from our Logan office.
Is IV sedation safe?
Risks and Complications
Nausea and Vomiting
Individuals who are prone to motion sickness may feel nauseous following IV sedation. If this occurs, anti-nausea medications can be administered to ease the discomfort.
Though rare, it is possible to be allergic to the sedative medications. Any adverse effects can be treated immediately with reversal drugs.
Headaches may occur, which can be exacerbated by dehydration from fasting beforehand. Drink plenty of water after the procedure to reduce this risk.
Sometimes bruising may occur around the IV site. This is a normal side effect which should diminish in just a few days.
Some sedatives can lead to dry mouth. This side effect should subside once the medication is out of your system.
IV Sedation vs. General Anesthesia
During general anesthesia in a hospital setting, patients are intubated. Because IV sedation is a type of conscious sedation, you can breathe on your own during treatment, making it a safer choice for most patients undergoing dentistry treatments.