In past blog posts, I’ve spoken in depth about the benefits of IV Sedation dentistry for: patients who fear dental work, for whom local anesthetic doesn’t work, and who have a sensitive gag reflex. But IV sedation is also a wonderful method for helping those who cannot sit in a chair for long periods of time.
You could benefit from IV sedation if you suffer from:
- Anxiety (related or unrelated to dental phobia)
- Chronic pain
- Any condition that makes it difficult to sit still
With IV sedation, you will enter a deep, relaxed state. Your body will be comfortable and relaxed, and you will emerge from your treatment feeling rested, not like you’ve been sitting for hours. IV sedation also makes it possible for your dentist to perform multiple procedures at once, which means fewer dental visits for you!
IV sedation is a safe, reversible, and fast-acting method of conscious sedation (you will not be “put under” as you would with hospital sedation). I am one of the only general dentists in the Wilke-Barre/Scranton area trained in sedation dentistry, and I take special measures for optimal safety.
I’m Dr. James DeFinnis, and I want your dental visit to be comfortable. Call Back Mountain Dental to schedule a consultation or appointment. I offer sedation dentistry for patients in Trucksville, Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, and surrounding areas.