IV Sedation in Fort Worth, TX
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Are you the kind of person who dreads going to the dentist? Have you avoided taking care of your teeth for years because of this fear? Dr. Kelly Blair makes it a top priority to help her patients overcome their anxiety using a variety of sedation dentistry treatments. She is accredited and able to sedate patients intravenously (IV) to help even the most fearful person have a relaxing dental experience. IV sedation is primarily for people with extreme dental anxiety, however, it’s sometimes used for patients who need extensive treatment. In any case, it’s often able to help people remove a longstanding barrier to their dental care, enabling them to finally achieve the healthy, beautiful smile they deserve.
How IV Sedation Can Help
In addition to helping those with severe dental phobia, IV sedation can also assist the following patients:
- Those who want multiple procedures completed in a single appointment
- Those with a sensitive gag reflex
- Those who have difficulty sitting in the chair due to an injury
- Those who have mental or physical disabilities that make dental care more complicated
Thanks to Dr. Blair’s training in dental sedation, she’s able to use this method with a wide variety of procedures. Whether you’re coming in for a regular checkup and cleaning or something more involved, she can make sure you have a stress-free visit.
How IV Sedation Works
This form of sedation is given via a small, painless injection in the arm or hand to provide a faster and deeper dosage. You most likely won’t remember what happened during your procedure, but you’ll actually be awake the entire time. Most patients feel overcome with a heavy sense of drowsiness, and many are able to completely fall asleep. Once your procedure is completed and we stop sedation, it will feel like you’ve just woken up from a long nap.
Because IV sedation is so powerful, we require that a friend or family member drive you to and from the office the day of your visit, as well as keep an eye on you for a few hours afterward. You should feel completely normal by the next morning (at the latest).
Is IV Sedation Right for You?
If you would be interested in having IV sedation used at your next dental visit, contact us today and let us know. When you come in to see us, Dr. Blair will give you a full examination to make sure IV sedation is completely safe for you.
You can finally experience comfortable dentistry with this sedation option. Call today to ask our team about IV sedation for your next appointment!