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Oral Surgeon Services: IV Conscious Sedation

Updated: May 19, 2023

It's important to note that IV Conscious Sedation is not the only option available for dental anxiety. Other types of sedation, such as nitrous oxide (also known as laughing gas) and oral sedatives, may be appropriate depending on the individual's level of anxiety and the complexity of the procedure.


Additionally, dentists and oral surgeons can take steps to help reduce anxiety and discomfort during procedures, such as using numbing agents or providing music or other forms of distraction.


If you suffer from dental anxiety, it's important to communicate your concerns with your dentist or oral surgeon. They can work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan that addresses your anxiety and ensures a comfortable and safe experience. Don't let dental anxiety prevent you from receiving the care you need for a healthy and confident smile.


Additionally, it's important to note that IV Conscious Sedation is not just for people with dental anxiety. It can also be helpful for patients who have a strong gag reflex, difficulty sitting still for long periods of time, or need to undergo a complex dental procedure.



Before undergoing IV Conscious Sedation, it's important to follow your dentist's instructions for fasting and preparing for the procedure. You should also arrange for a friend or family member to drive you home after the appointment, as the effects of the medication may take some time to wear off.


Overall, IV Conscious Sedation is a safe and effective option for many patients who need dental treatment but feel anxious or uncomfortable in the dental chair. By working with a qualified oral surgeon who offers this option, you can get the care you need to maintain a healthy, beautiful smile.


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