Archive for May, 2009
Thursday, May 28th, 2009
We now are offering IV Sedation to our patients to calm the fears and anxiety of dental treatment!
As many of you are familiar with, we have been offering Sedation Dentistry to all of our patients to help combat dental phobias. As you could imagine, this has allow many patients to seek dental care after years of neglect because the fear and anxiety are replaced with a “dreamy” state. The majority of patients have been sedated using a pill (either Triazolam or Ativan). These are extremely safe drugs and are very effective in reducing anxiety. They also, in most individuals, have a very nice amnesia effect.
Now, because the effectiveness of the oral medicines diminishes the more it is used, I needed to find a new way of giving people the sedation that would be needed to complete their dental procedures. This is when I decided to pursue courses in IV Sedation techniques.
After a very extensive 6 month mini-residency in Portland, OR and Tuscon, AZ, I now am able to perform IV Moderate Sedations in the office. There are very few General Dentists that can offer this level of controlled sedation, so a need can now be met. The major difference is the ability to control the sedation, a faster recovery time, and it is much more effective than oral sedation.
We are extremely excited about this new sedation technique and feel that it just adds to our arsenal to control the fear and anxiety of people when it comes to the dentist.
If you are interested in more information regarding IV Sedation, please contact our office at 817-292-8080 and we will be happy to assist you.