Relieve Anxiety Associated With Dental Visits With IV Sedation

Dental anxiety is also known as odontophobia, and most people experience it to some degree at some point in their lives. At Summit Heights Dental in North York, our experienced team of dental professionals use IV sedation to ease anxiety and discomfort during your dental procedures.

What does IV sedation involve?

Intravenous (IV) sedation is sometimes called monitored anesthesia. Sedative medication is administered directly into the bloodstream via a catheter. The amount of anesthetic will be controlled so that you feel drowsy but remain conscience, depending on the complexity of your procedure and your level of anxiety.

What should you expect when undergoing IV sedation at our practice?

You may be asked to fast for several hours prior to your appointment. We will review your medications to avoid possible interactions with the sedation medicine. You will be monitored continuously under anesthesia to ensure emotional and physical comfort. The entire procedure may take anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour, depending on the type of procedure you are having.  It is important to have someone available to take you home after your appointment because your coordination and concentration will be muddled for several hours afterward.

What are the benefits of IV sedation?

IV sedation is a safe and effective way to manage dental anxiety and discomfort during procedures. It can help you feel more relaxed and comfortable, reducing the amount of stress associated with the situation.

Who should consider IV sedation?

IV sedation can be a great option for those who experience severe dental anxiety and phobias or anyone who needs to undergo an invasive or complex procedure that might cause discomfort. It’s also a good option for those with cognitive issues that have trouble staying still for periods of time.

If you want to learn more about IV sedation at Summit Heights Dental, don’t hesitate to contact us today! We’ll be happy to answer any questions or address any concerns you may have so you can experience a more comfortable and relaxed visit.


Contact Summit Heights Dental About IV Sedation Today!

  • Relieve fear and anxiety before treatments
  • Feel relaxed and calm while remaining conscious
  • Reduce the amount of stress associated with dental visits
  • Become less sensitive to pain and discomfort
  • Make dental visits much more pleasant!

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