IV Sedation for Dental Implant Surgery

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IV Sedation for Dental Implant Surgery

The American Dental Association reports that there are as many as 22% of Americans refuse to see their dentist for regular checkups and cleanings simply because they are afraid to. As a result, their dental health becomes neglected, and oral health issues can arise. 

Dental implant surgery is an effective and potentially long-term and permanent solution for a mouth with holes in it where natural teeth used to be. It gives patients back their functionality with regard to eating, speaking, smiling, overall well-being, and self-confidence. Dental implant surgery can be life-changing. But, even though the impact of a restored smile through dental implants has so many positive aspects, it is still natural to be hesitant or unsure about any surgical procedure. IV sedation during dental implant surgery can go a long way to help patients that have any amount of dental anxiety.

Why Use IV Sedation for Dental Implant Surgery?

IV Sedation for Dental Implant SurgeryFirst, using IV sedation may sound intimidating but it is a very safe and effective way to calm a patient down and allow them to easily have their procedure done. The majority of patients that have dental implant surgery do so without issue. And if there is any amount of uneasiness when seeing the dentist, IV sedation dentistry can take a lot of that away making the entire procedure much more comfortable. The sedation will actually soothingly put a patient to sleep so that they are completely relaxed.

When a patient is at ease and the doctor can work on their dental implants without having to stop or experience any interference, the procedure goes much faster. This is good because a shorter surgery length is associated with a faster recovery and healing time once the procedure is finished and done.

It is natural on the day before or the day of a surgical procedure for anyone to feel anxious. But, there is no reason to have to suffer through these unsettling feelings. With IV sedation, the effects happen fairly rapidly meaning that you do not have to wait to start feeling good on surgery day.

IV sedation dentistry does not completely put you out the way that general anesthesia does. As a result, you are able to respond to the dentist when prompted still with the ability to go right back into a resting state where the dentist can easily continue to work.

Speak to a San Marcos Sedation Dentist Today

Dental implant surgery does not always require IV sedation but if you are a patient that has particular concerns or fears IV sedation is worthwhile to consider. For more information on how IV sedation works and what you need to know about it, you can call the San Marcos sedation dentist at McBride Dental to schedule a free consultation at (760) 471-1003.

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