Relax with sedation dentistry from Dr. Neil Blavin
By Briar Pointe Denistry
January 23, 2014
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Sedation Dentistry
Relax While in Treatment with Intravenous and Sedation Dentistry
Do you ever experience anxiety or fear going to the dentist for treatment? Sedation dentistry provides patients with a relaxing and anxiety-free experience for certain people receiving dental treatment. For those who are too afraid to visit our Novi, MI dentist, Dr. Neil Blavin, sedation dentistry enables our patients to receive the dental care they need while avoiding dental phobia.
What is Sedation Dentistry?
Sedation dentistry refers to the use of anesthesia during treatment to put patients into a relaxed state, almost like sleep. It is often used during procedures that require an extensive amount of time in the treatment chair, and is ideal for patients who experience dental phobia or have difficulty controlling their movements. Many forms of sedation are used to alleviate anxiety or put patients in a sleep-like state, so that little is felt or remembered from the procedure.
There are different types and degrees of dental sedation available. The sedation dentistry technique recommended by your dentist will depend upon the treatment being performed and the degree of your dental anxiety. As your Novi dentist, Dr. Blavin will be able to tell you if you are a candidate for moderate sedation with oral sedatives or nitrous oxide, or deep sedation with intravenous medication.
Intravenous Sedation (Deep Sedation)
For patients in Novi, intravenous sedation is both safe and effective creating such a comfortable experience that most patients may not even remember their visit to the office. IV sedation induces a state of deep relaxation and a feeling of not being bothered about what is going on around you. The onset of action with IV sedation is very rapid and the dosage can be tailored to meet your individual needs. IV sedation is both highly effective and highly reliable. If you have a dental phobia or gag reflex, it is largely diminished.
It is important to talk with Dr. Neil Blavin, your dentist in Novi, MI, regarding your dental fears and the methods available to reduce pain and anxieties. With proper planning and consultation, Dr. Blavin will create a proper treatment plan, including the use of intravenous and sedation dentistry at his Novi office to control pain and anxiety commonly experienced during dental procedures.