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Calm Your Nerves with IV Sedation Dentistry

Dental anxiety affects up to 10-20% of people in the United States. Whether for a routine cleaning or a root canal, dental anxiety is very common. At Nahel Yanni, D.D.S. Family & Cosmetic Dentistry we want our patients to feel at ease and comfortable receiving our dental services to create the perfect smile. That’s why Dr. Yanni provides intravenous (IV) sedation dental services to our East Brunswick, NJ patients to help ease their nerves. We find that this is the best way to alleviate severe nervousness during dental appointments, and it makes it easier for Dr. Yanni to complete the dental procedure he’s performing. While there are numerous types of sedation, we believe IV sedation dentistry is the most effective and safe form available to dental patients. If you feel anxious about going to the dentist, contact our team to learn more about our sedation dental services.

What To Understand About IV Sedation Dentistry

There are some things to keep in mind when preparing for IV sedation dentistry. First of all, intravenous sedation is typically reserved for patients who are very anxious about their dental procedure. Contrary to popular belief, this form of sedation does not put you completely under. Instead, you will still be conscious but less aware of your surroundings. While some sedation methods include inhalation of nitrous oxide or sedatives in pill form, IV sedation is administered intravenously directly into your bloodstream. Lastly, there are some preparation techniques you’ll need to keep in mind before your appointment if you elect to use sedation. While sleep dentistry is a valuable tool for our patients, it does require more care. Before your appointment, be sure to follow these preparation guidelines:

  • Avoid eating or drinking any liquids for at least eight hours before your appointment. Dr. Nahel Yanni can further advise you on which foods and drinks are acceptable to consume.
  • Arrange for a ride home. Even though this form of sedation dentistry won’t make you completely unconscious, you will be too groggy to drive following your procedure. We also recommend scheduling the day off work as you won’t be able to do so after your appointment.
  • Inform Dr. Yanni of any prescription medications you currently take. He will let you know if there are any you need to forgo before the appointment. This is a crucial step and be sure to follow his instructions carefully.

To Experience a Painless Dentist Visit, Contact Us Today

So are you a candidate for IV sedation dentistry? Dr. Yanni, the sedation dentist, will walk you through the process and perform an examination. This procedure is perfect for patients who are too nervous about visiting the dentist otherwise, but it does come with side effects. Those in poor health or the elderly will be more likely to experience side effects from sedation dental procedures. Nahel Yanni, D.D.S. Family & Cosmetic Dentistry makes sure you understand those risks and advises you whether to use sedation or not. To learn more about IV sedation dentistry, give Nahel Yanni, D.D.S. Family & Cosmetic Dentistry a call today and schedule an appointment.

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