Why Patients Choose IV Sedation Dentistry
- Moderate to severe fear, including fear of needles and injections
- Special needs (health and behavioral conditions)
- Distressing memories of past dental experiences
- Poor response to numbing anesthetic
- Intolerable gag reflex
- Highly sensitive teeth
- Must complete a lot of dental treatment in a short period of time
- Complicated dental issues
- Discomfort with dental care sounds, odors, and tastes
- Severe self-consciousness or embarrassment about teeth and gums
IV Sedation Dentistry
Intravenous (IV) Conscious Sedation
If fear and worry keeps you out of the dental chair, sedation can help. Patients who require dental care but suffer from moderate to high levels of dental anxiety may be good candidates for IV conscious sedation. Using this technique, Dr. Lawrence Duffy and Dr. Kyle Duffy can help you to relax so that you can finally receive the necessary treatment you need to restore your teeth and gums back to good health.
Not all dental care providers offer this type of sedation and those who do must have completed advanced training in conscious IV sedation dentistry and be certified by the Florida State Board of Dentistry. Do not let fear stop you from improving your smile. Dentists, Dr. Lawrence Duffy and Dr. Kyle Duffy can help.
How Sedation Dentistry Works
Before the procedure starts, you will receive drugs intravenously. Unlike taking medications orally, this method ensures a much quicker delivery through the bloodstream and affords the doctor better control and a more precise measure of how much sedation is being administered. Devices are also placed on the patient to monitor and manage breathing, heart rate, blood oxygen level, and blood pressure throughout the procedure. Sedation dentistry is a great way to achieve dental treatment if you have any dental anxiety, gag reflex, severe dental phobia, problems with local anesthesia and any medical or psychological condition requiring anesthesia. There are various types of IV sedation also known as sleep dentistry. You will be comfortably asleep during the procedure and not aware as the monitored in an extremely safe hospital designed environment.
If dental anxiety prevents you or someone you care about from having dental treatment, please call us today for IV sedation dentistry in the Winter Park, FL region with Dr. Lawrence Duffy and Dr. Kyle Duffy. Our qualified and compassionate team can help ease your worries and get your gums and teeth back to health in no time!