IV Sedation – Torrance, CA
Get Essential Dental Care Without the Anxiety
Does the thought of needing dental work send a bead of sweat down your spine? Does severe dental-related anxiety cause you to skip your routine checkups and cleanings? Don’t worry – you’re not alone. In fact, one report from the National Institutes of Health found that near 50% of Americans struggle with mild to extreme dental fear. Fortunately, there is a solution: IV sedation. This allows you to get essential dental care without the anxiety. You can learn more by reading on or getting in touch with our team!
What Is IV Sedation?
IV sedation in Torrance is the most powerful type of sedation. Unlike nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation, the anti-anxiety medication is administered through a small needle in your hand or arm. It quickly enters your bloodstream, causing you to feel relaxed and drowsy. Once you feel completely calm, our team will begin to work, monitoring your vitals continuously. While you will be awake as we complete your treatment, you won’t remember your time in the treatment chair. When it comes time to head home, you should have a trusted adult drive you and take it easy for a day or so.
Who Is a Candidate for IV Sedation?
If you struggle with severe dental anxiety, are resistant to numbing medications, experience head, neck, and jaw discomfort in the treatment chair, or need multiple treatments done in a single sitting, then you may be a candidate for IV sedation. The best way to find out for sure, however, is by scheduling an appointment. From there, our skilled sedation dentist will review your medical and dental history, ask about any existing medications you’re taking, and learn about your concerns. Don’t worry – most patients in good overall health are candidates for IV sedation.
The Benefits of IV Sedation
IV sedation is a popular anxiety-relieving solution that comes with numerous benefits. To start, it’s a highly-tested, extremely safe, and entirely effective solution. Additionally, sedation allows more dentistry to be completed in a single visit while avoiding head, neck, and jaw pain. Furthermore, patients have little-to-no memory of the procedure, helping reduce stress at future appointments. Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, IV sedation allows patients who would’ve otherwise avoided the dentist to get essential tooth-saving, smile-enhancing treatment.
Essentially, whether the sights and sounds of a dental office make you nervous or a previously traumatic experience has resulted in severe anxiety, you can rely on IV sedation. If you’re interested in learning more about this calming option, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team! From there, we can put a plan in place to ensure you have the stress-free experience you deserve.