IV Sedation Dentistry
Relaxed Visits To The Dentist With IV Sedation Dentistry in Fort Worth, TX
IV sedation is our most common method for sedation purposes. We use this 85% of the time or more. With a direct line in, we can give multiple mediations and tailor the dose to your specific needs. IV Sedation has the highest rate of success and patient satisfaction.
Ultimate Relaxation During Your Visit to the Dentist’s Office With IV Sedation Dentistry in Fort Worth
IV sedation is a highly effective, highly controllable form of sedation used in dentistry treatments. Dr. Clark Damon at Texas Implant and Dental Center can administer IV sedation personally at our Dallas and Fort Worth offices. This unique offering saves our patients time and money. This medication is excellent for sufferers of dental phobia or fear or those patients undergoing a complicated or lengthy surgical treatment.
Compared to oral sedation, IV sedation dentistry in Fort Worth is more predictable. It can be administered in a precise dosage appropriate for each patient’s weight, age, size, and other health specifics. IV medication is administered directly to the bloodstream for fast, effective results.
Dr. Damon carefully titrates the liquid medication, releasing the exact amount needed to relax patients to the point of being unaware of their procedure in a near-sleep state.
How Does IV Sedation Affect Patients?
Patients usually remember little or nothing about the procedures performed during their sedated state. Most patients feel as though they were asleep. This is partly because most people become deeply relaxed in response to IV sedation, but it’s also because memory loss is a side effect during sedation (these effects do not continue after the IV ceases to be administered). Although patients may feel that they were unconscious during treatment, they are still able to respond to requests from our staff during the procedure.
How Do You Administer IV Sedation?
IV sedation is administered directly into the bloodstream via a narrow plastic tube. The tube is inserted in an easily accessible vein close to the skin on the back of the hand or in the bend of your arm. During the procedure, the tube will stay in place as the drug is administered according to your individual needs. The process of placing the IV is easy under the care of our practiced team.
Because IV sedation does not numb the site at which Dr. Damon is working in a patient’s mouth, they will usually also be given a local anesthesia or injection. This is done after the patient receives IV sedation and is already fully sedated.
During Your Procedure
Our team will track your oxygen levels and pulse using a pulse oximeter that clips onto your finger during your dental procedure. We also monitor respiration, blood pressure, and end-tidal CO2.
A patient may feel groggy and will likely seem a little disoriented for a few minutes. While the patient recovers, their blood pressure levels will be monitored at five-minute intervals to ensure safety. Patients should plan on having a ride home from their outpatient procedures, as operating a vehicle is not recommended for 24 hours.
Choosing IV Sedation Dentistry in Fort Worth
If you have any more questions about IV sedation, please don’t hesitate to reach out to the team. We look forward to making your dental experience one of comfort and relaxation. Call us today to schedule your appointment.