At 3D Dentistry, we understand that some patients may experience anxiety or discomfort during certain dental procedures. That’s why our experienced dental professionals are here to provide you with the highest quality dental care by offering IV sedation as an option for patients undergoing wisdom teeth removal or implant surgery.
Under the care of our team, we can provide this type of sedation for qualifying patients who experience severe dental anxiety and require specific procedures, the patient’s medical history, and other factors. It is performed case-by-case, especially for patients with local anesthesia problems and difficulty experiencing numbness. During your time at our practice, we can offer and perform IV sedation through the following steps:
- Consultation: During your initial consultation, our associated providers will discuss your medical history and determine if this type of sedation is safe and appropriate.
- Pre-Operative Instructions: Our providers will provide you with detailed instructions on preparing for the procedure and sedation, such as fasting.
- Sedation: Our provider’s team of experienced anesthesiologists will administer the sedation to ensure you are comfortable and relaxed during your procedure. You will be closely monitored throughout the procedure to ensure your safety.
- Post-Operative Care: Following your procedure, we will provide detailed instructions on how to care for yourself as you recover from the procedure.
What is IV sedation?
Also known as conscious sedation, it involves administering medication through a vein to soothe and numb during dental procedures. During conscious sedation, patients can still respond to instructions during the procedure but may have little to no memory afterward.
Is IV sedation safe?
It is generally safe when administered by experienced dental professionals and monitored by our team. Our providers will discuss potential risks or concerns with you during your consultation.
Can IV sedation be used for all of your dental procedures?
We only provide this type of sedation for wisdom teeth removal or implant surgery. We can gladly discuss your situation during your consultation if you have any questions about IV sedation.
Who will be performing my IV sedation?
At 3D Dentistry, we work with many dentists, surgeons, and anesthesiologists throughout the Bradenton, FL, area, and for IV sedation, we work with various providers to offer those services to you. Contact us today if you’d like to learn more about our providers.
Will I be able to drive home after IV sedation?
No. You will need someone to accompany you home after the procedure, as the effects can last several hours.
At 3D Dentistry, we strive to become your number-one dental practice for oral health needs. If you have any further questions or would like to schedule a consultation, please make sure to contact us by calling (941) 253-2300 today!