Dental fear and anxiety is the number one leading reason to why patients do not seek dental treatment on a routine basis. Here in Phoenix, at Guaranteed Dental Solutions, we do everything we can to alleviate this anxiety. This includes offering different types of dental anesthesia, or sedation dentistry.
The first, and most common, type of sedation dentistry Guaranteed Dental Solutions offers for its anxious patients is IV conscious sedation. In this type of sedation, it is the most controlled type of sedation that your Guaranteed Dental Solutions doctor can offer. This is due to having an IV line placed to control the titration of the amount of drug going in. This allows for just the appropriate amount of drug to be used, not too little, not too much. Also, if you have an adverse reaction to a drug or a complication of any other reason, this IV line can be used to administer emergency drugs. All the while, you will be being closely monitored by your Guaranteed Dental Solutions doctor and staff.
The other type of sedation dentistry offered here in Phoenix at Guaranteed Dental Solutions is oral conscious sedation. It is much like IV conscious sedation only there is no IV being placed. This may sound better to some, considering there is no IV being placed. There are a couple of drawbacks to this type of sedation, however. You cannot titrate the amount of drug going into the body and if there is an adverse reaction, an IV will still have to be placed to administer emergency drugs. Still, just like IV sedation, you will be being closely monitored by your Guaranteed Dental Solutions doctor and staff.
If you are interested in relaxing during your dental appointments, contact us today to schedule an appointment for a sedation dentistry evaluation! We look forward to having you as a member of the Guaranteed Dental Solutions family!