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Prevent Pain and Anxiety
Do you suffer from anxiety when seeing the dentist?
Patients who are extremely anxious about seeing the dentist typically find IV sedation dentistry to be very beneficial. Through this approach, Dr. Gregory S. Holbrook, DMD administers the sedative intravenously. Since the sedative goes directly into the bloodstream, you will be sedated in a very short time. This sedative has an amnesic effect, so you should not feel or remember anything during the appointment. Because it is administered directly into the bloodstream, it takes effect sooner and allows for a faster recovery. Dentists agree that other benefits of IV sedation include the ability to more effectively control the levels of sedation through IVs. Also, the effects of IV sedation wear off much faster because the dosages are controlled evenly. This type of sedation is usually chosen over other options because of its effectiveness in comparison to other major types of sedation dentistry, including inhalation sedation and oral sedation.
Your dentist will place an IV catheter to give you the medication that will put you in a deeper state of relaxation. We will then start your treatment. Once you are finished, you will have a smile that you can be proud of and no memory of the procedure. We can often perform several procedures at once when you are relaxed with IV sedation.
When you request IV sedation dentistry, we will give you a pill about an hour before your procedure. This is used to help you relax, so you will need someone to drive you to your appointment. As soon as you arrive at our office, one of our staff members will take you to a private room for treatment.
Do you have procedures such as oral surgery that need to be done, or do you have multiple dental procedures that need to be completed in a single visit to save time?
Dr. typically recommends the use of IV sedation for most cases where oral surgery is needed (such as dental implant placement, wisdom teeth removal, or reconstructive dental procedures). Our dentist may also recommend IV sedation in Lewisville, Texas, in cases where multiple procedures need attention. This essentially saves you time in the long run and prevents you from enduring multiple recovery processes.
We invite you to contact Prairie Creek Dental at (972) 436-2431 today to learn more and schedule your next appointment.
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