Do you avoid visiting your dentist in Orlando, FL due to dental fear? If so, you can take comfort in knowing you’re not alone. It is estimated that over 30 million people have dental anxiety, which can make it challenging to receive the care you need to maintain good oral health. Drs. Lawrence and Kyle Duffy understand the prevalence of dental fear and offer IV sedation dentistry to help you feel comfortable and relaxed while receiving various dental services.
How IV Sedation Works
IV sedation is generally reserved for patients who have moderate to severe dental anxiety. It should only be administered by a dentist who has the right qualifications. Drs. Duffy are certified by the Florida State Board of Dentistry and have completed advanced conscious IV sedation dentistry training. They administer IV sedation intravenously to help you feel at ease during treatment, but you will not be unconscious. However, you will most likely have no memory of the procedure after it is completed.
IV sedation dentistry can completely transform your dental care experience and make it easier to attend regular dental appointments. It may be a good choice for you if you have:
- Highly sensitive teeth
- Traumatizing memories of previous dental experiences
- Moderate to severe fear of needles or injections
- Sensitive gag reflex
- Poor response to local anesthetic
- Complicated dental problems
- Special Needs
- Severe embarrassment about the state of your gums or teeth
Keep in mind that you will feel drowsy under the influence of IV sedation and will be unable to drive. You should arrange transportation to and from your appointment to ensure your safety and the safety of those around you.
Schedule Your Appointment
If you need to see a dentist in Orlando, FL, but have been too afraid to schedule an appointment, talk to Drs. Duffy about calming IV sedation dentistry. To schedule an appointment, call Center for Dental Anesthesia today.