As one of the leading dental care providers, we offer our patients Intravenous Sedation that helps them feel calm and comfortable during the dental procedure. For extensive and painful treatments or for patients who have dental phobia, intravenous sedation can be used to keep the process stress-free and pain-free.
The IV sedation tends to keep you relaxed throughout the process. It was specifically designed for patients who suffered from dental phobia or dental anxiety. IV sedation does not put the patient to sleep but keeps them distracted, relaxed, and calm during the process.
Intravenous sedation is monitored and administered by a trained professional.
How is it Administered?
As the name suggests, IV sedation is injected into the vein of your hand or arm. Unlike other dental anesthesia, it is not injected directly into the gums. The intravenous tube releases an administered amount of medication into your body to help you feel comfortable and relaxed. Often, IV sedation needles are not sustained by the vein for a long time. If this happens, the needle is retrieved and manually administered the medication. In either case, the results are the same. IV sedation procedures vary from patient to patient and age to age. Patients with certain medical conditions can only be slightly sedated and are mostly recommended not to opt for IV sedation.
The purpose of IV sedation is to avoid high doses of medication during extensive treatment. A constant level of medication is maintained by the trained administered through the intravenous tube. The procedure is safe and has various levels of sedation. We can combine IV sedation with oral sedation according to your desire.
At Kane and Kerper Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, our mission is to ensure that our patients are comfortable and relaxed.
Oral health is essential for people of age to maintain their overall wellbeing and health. Periodontal diseases can cause tooth and bone loss in people of age. To enjoy an active and healthy life, taking care of the gums and teeth is extremely important.
Healthy teeth and gums allow us to chew our food, facilitate digestion and support good speech. At Kane and Kerper, we are dedicated to providing dental care to our elderly patients. However, elderly patients have a lower pain threshold and often seem to avoid visitors because of their anxiety about treatment. Fear of pain and the time it takes to perform dental procedures often keep elderly patients from visiting us. Sedation dentistry is an opportunity to help elderly patients undergo procedures with any fear and anxiety. It keeps them relaxed and calm throughout the process.
Elderly patients in good health often enter a conscious sleep-like phase once the IV sedation starts performing. They remain unaware of the process and pain while the doctor improves their oral state.
Sedation of Disabled
Dental care is difficult for people with disabilities. People with disabilities often search for compassionate professionals who will understand their unique needs and tailor solutions for them. Our state-of-the-art technology combined with the care and dedication helps us ensure that all patients are taken care of.
Disabled patients may find it difficult to maintain oral health and often suffer from dry mouth, gag reflex, or other challenges. IV sedation can help doctors perform an extensive oral treatment on challenged individuals without feeling pain or anxiety.
Dental phobia is a common problem. For most people, visiting the dentist is an overwhelming experience. Other times, painful procedures and unsatisfactory dental services cause people to avoid dentists altogether. Fear of gag reflexes, bad breath, and needles is a cause of extreme anxiety for several patients.
We are committed to addressing the needs of our patients and helping them experience a comfortable dental treatment. Our entire teams work in collaboration with such patients to treat them with care and compassion.
IV sedation is an added source of comfort for patients with dental phobia. By engaging our patients in a sleep-like experience, we perform top-of-the-line dental care, leaving them with the results they desire.