IV Sedation Dentistry in Brunswick, NJ
Calm Your Nerves with IV Sedation Dentistry
Some of our patients are very anxious about visiting the dentist. Whether for a routine cleaning or a root canal, dental anxiety is common. Nahel Yanni, D.D.S. Family & Cosmetic Dentistry wants our patients to feel at ease and comfortable receiving the dental services they need to feel comfortable. We provide IV sedation dentistry to our Brunswick, NJ patients to help ease your nerves. We think this is the best way to alleviate severe nervousness during dental appointments, and it makes it easier for us to complete whichever procedure we’re doing. While there are numerous types of sedation, we believe IV sedation is the most effective and safe form available to us. If you feel you might need it, be sure to mention it when you schedule an appointment so we can run through how it works with you.
What To Understand About Sedation Dentistry
There are some things to keep in mind when preparing for IV sedation dentistry. First of all, this sedation is typically reserved for patients who are very anxious about the procedure. But it does not put you completely under. Instead, you will be conscious but less aware of your surroundings. While some sedation methods come in pill form, IV sedation is administered into your veins. 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:
- 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.
- Arrange for a ride home. Even though this form of sedation dentistry won’t put you under, you will be too groggy to drive after the procedure. You’ll also need to schedule the day off work, as you won’t be able to do so after you leave our office.
- 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. Be sure to follow his instructions.
To Experience a Painless Dentist Visit, Contact Us Today
So are you a candidate for IV sedation dentistry? Dr. Yanni 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 them. Nahel Yanni, D.D.S. Family & Cosmetic Dentistry makes sure you understand those risks and advises you whether to use the 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.