It is very common to feel nervous or apprehensive about an upcoming dental visit. Fortunately, dental sedation is highly effective, and it can make receiving proper dental treatment more comfortable and pleasant.
Sedation dentistry involves the use of medicine that is specifically designed to reduce or eliminate any pain or anxiety that a patient might experience before or during treatment. Providing sedation can greatly improve a dental visit for a patient since they will be more likely to remain calm and comfortable throughout the process. At Digital Dentistry of Yorba Linda, we are proud to offer our patients IV sedation for certain treatments.
IV sedation is a powerful medicine that is injected into a patient’s veins. By administering sedation in this way, we can control just how much medicine the patient receives. We can even adjust the levels during treatment if necessary. The medicine that is used with IV sedation is excellent for managing both pain and anxiety. Another benefit to IV sedation is that the medicine goes into effect almost instantly. Depending on the provided dose, a patient may return to normal shortly after the procedure is complete, or it may take them a few hours to readjust. In any case, it will be necessary to have someone to drive you home when IV sedation is used.