Top 5 Benefits of Dental Intravenous Sedation
- November 9, 2012
- 3 mins read
Kyrene Family Dentistry has recently added Dental IV Sedation in their list of services. Dental Intravenous Sedation (also known as IV Sedation and Intravenous Conscious Sedation) is one of the rising dental treatments for patients who don’t want to feel extreme pain and be unaware (but still conscious) of what is happening during operation, during dental surgeries and operation even tooth extraction. They use drugs (which are injected through the patient’s bloodstream) for patients to be sedated before the operation.
The drugs used in dental IV Sedation are not generally painkillers and are in fact anti-anxiety drugs like Diazepam and Midazolam but some depend on the doctor’s or patient’s decision. Some cases use painkillers like Butorphanol (Stadol), Fentanyl (Sublimaze), Morphine, Meperidine (Demerol) for patients who do not want to feel any bit of pain. But not to worry, these drugs mentioned above are considered as general anesthesia and have been proven safe and effective. We gathered these top 5 benefits of Dental Intravenous Sedation from a dentist in Chandler who is an expert in the field:
- Patients with dental fear, fear of needles and other sharp dental equipment won’t feel pain, experience fear and be relaxed. Because of those drugs mentioned above, patients will definitely feel no pain and fear and of course will be relaxed. It will also lessen the immediate rise of blood pressure and also decreases oxygen consumption of the heart. The pain felt during the operation sometimes causes trauma and even phobia, but because of amnesia as side effect of the drugs inserted to the patient’s vein, this negative experience will be forgotten shortly. The procedure is more comfortable both for the patient and for the doctor.
- The dentist can perform well because he is aware that the drugs are playing their part in numbing and relaxing the patient and the dentist can perform well on his/her operation.
- Effective and reliable compared to Oral Sedation when it comes to making your patient unaware of the procedure. IV Sedation is much effective and reliable compared to oral sedation because the effect of the drug is much faster since its being coursed through the veins.
- Unlike deep sedation, conscious IV sedation does not make the patient unconscious. Deep sedation also known as “Sleep dentistry” is the opposite of conscious IV sedation when it comes to the patient’s state of consciousness, so that he can still respond and cooperate with the doctor.
- Much better for patients with problems with gagging. Gagging is one our bodies’ immediate responses when in panic or feeling discomfort. Compared to Oral Sedation and inhalation Sedation, IV Sedation makes it more comfortable for patients with gagging reflex problems.
There may be some disadvantages like the pricing and hematoma for the part where the needle is inserted but if we would check more on the advantages, it is a really great innovation in dental technology not only for those who are in need of immediate dental attention but for those with dental fears and all patients who want less pain and require a more comfortable dental experience.
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