Dental sedation is essential for making dental treatments of all kinds easier and more comfortable. For instance, patients who exhibit high levels of dental anxiety and phobia often rely on dental sedation to help them remain calm enough to receive the treatment they need. In cases of extreme anxiety, or when oral surgery is required, intravenous (IV) sedation is often the best option. Because of the deep level of relaxation that IV sedation induces, our office is the one of the few general dental practices in the Kansas City area that are able to offer it to patients.

Do You Qualify for IV Sedation?

Unlike nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation, administering IV sedation requires the assistance of a skilled, certified anesthesiologist who will monitor your sedation levels and vital signs throughout your procedure. The medication is administered directly into the blood stream, and therefore, the effects are nearly immediate. As the deepest level of dental sedation, it is typically recommended only for patients with severe dental phobia and anxiety, patients with special needs, or patients who must undergo oral surgery, such as dental implant placement.

Ask Your Dentist if IV Sedation Is Right for You

If you require extensive dental restoration, or if you experience severe dental phobia, then IV sedation may be an essential part of your professional dental care. To find out if IV sedation is right for you, schedule a consultation by calling Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry of Kansas City, MO, today at 816-897-4288.