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IV Sedation – Angier, NC

Overcome Your Fears with IV Sedation

Visiting the dentist is not an easy experience for everyone. If you are among those who are gripped with fear when it comes time to schedule an appointment, Dr. Brenda Gong is here to help. As a sedation dentist in Angier, she can help you sit back and relax to enjoy your time in the chair, so nothing stands in your way of a healthy smile. Whether you suffer from dental-related fears and phobias or you need an invasive procedure, she can ensure a pain-free visit with IV sedation.

What is IV Sedation?

woman happy at dentistIV sedation is a sedative that is administered intravenously directly into your bloodstream. It is commonly believed you are unconscious during your procedure, but this is not true. In fact, you will remain awake; however, you will not be aware of the sights, sounds, or smells of the office. You will not feel any pain or discomfort, but you can easily respond to the dentist’s questions or ques. You will be in a deep place of relaxation to the point you may doze off, so you may not even remember your dental appointment.

After the sedative is stopped, you are awakened quickly; however, it may take a few hours for the effects to fully dissipate. You will need a friend or loved one to drive you home from your appointment. It is best to limit your activities for the rest of the day.

How Does IV Sedation Work?

woman at dentistAs the medication is administered, you reach a deep state of relaxation that is not possible with nitrous oxide or oral sedation. You will not be aware of what is going on around you and time will seem to pass very quickly. It is common to experience full or partial memory loss when the procedure is complete.

During your appointment, a needle is inserted into a tube that has been placed into your vein, usually on the top of your hand. Dr. Gong delivers the right amount of medication into your bloodstream to help you relax. The IV remains in place during your procedure. Your pulse and oxygen levels are monitored to ensure your safety.

Benefits of IV Sedation

If you are fearful of the dentist or need an invasive procedure, you can benefit from IV sedation. When compared to other sedatives, you will enjoy:

  • Lack of awareness of what is going on around you.
  • No pain or discomfort.
  • Still able to respond to the dentist.
  • Sedation can be adjusted for your individual needs.
  • No issues with gagging.
  • Deep level of sedation to help you relax.

Am I a Candidate for IV Sedation?

woman pointing to toothYou will require a consultation with your dentist in Angier to make sure IV sedation is right for you. Your medical and lifestyle history are evaluated to ensure there are few risk factors for complications.

If you are ready to enjoy your time at the dentist, it is time to see if IV sedation is right for you. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Gong.