Three Reasons to Consider IV Sedation Dentistry

Don't Panic NoteIV sedation is a safe and highly effective method of calming patient fears during dental procedures. The effects are easily reversible, and IV sedation will leave you with little or no memory of your visit to the dentist. Well trained in the administration of IV sedation, Dr. James DeFinnis is one of the few dentists in the area who can offer you this patient comfort. The following is a list of three reasons why you may wish to consider IV sedation for your dental procedures.

Calming Dental Phobia

IV sedation is an excellent way to calm any fear you may have. Many people experience some form of dental anxiety or dental phobia that produces an intense desire to avoid dental care. At Back Mountain Dental, we understand the courage it takes for fearful, anxious, or phobic patients to visit the dentist, and we have a way to help you. IV sedation involves administering a sedative medication intravenously, through a vein, directly into the bloodstream. It will put you in a drowsy state, sometimes referred to as a twilight state. You will notice few, if any, sensations, but will retain your ability to communicate with Dr. DeFinnis.

You Need Extensive Dental Work

Patients who need extensive dental work may feel apprehensive about the number of visits required to complete treatment. We live in a busy world, and many of our patients do not have time for multiple visits to the dentist. With IV sedation dentistry, Dr. DeFinnis may be able to complete all or most of your dental work in one visit.

You Have Trouble Trusting the Dentist

Many people have a hard time trusting their dentist, for a variety of reasons. In some cases, a bad experience at the dentist shattered their trust. Dr. James DeFinnis is committed to establishing trust with his patients. All IV sedation dentists must be trained in advanced cardiac life support (ACLS). Not only did Dr. DeFinnis complete a hospital residency, but he also participates in ongoing IV sedation training. You can rest assured, Dr. James DeFinnis has your best interests at heart and will take good care of you.

Schedule an Appointment

To learn more about IV sedation dentistry, please schedule a consultation with Dr. James DeFinnis today. Contact our Back Mountain Dental office at (570) 763-4360. We serve Wilkes-Barre, Scranton, Trucksville, and the surrounding communities.


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