SEDA Dental of North Miami Beach is excited to offer intravenous (IV) sedation to help our patients receive a more positive dental experience. IV sedation can be used on patients who experience anxiety or fear about going to the dentist. This treatment at our North Miami Beach, FL facility employs anti-anxiety medication that is delivered directly into your vein. The medication can help keep you calm and relaxed during your dental treatments. While you are not actually asleep during the procedure, the relaxation and temporary memory loss can make you feel as though you have been asleep. Our experienced dental team can also adjust the level of medication, depending on your needs and to ensure your safety. To learn more about IV sedation, contact our office today.
Ideal candidates for IV sedation may be patients experiencing anxiety about undergoing a thorough dental treatment. This sedation dentistry method helps you to get the dental care you need without discomfort or fear. Prior to undergoing treatment, we will speak with you about the various sedation options our practice provides.
What To Expect
For IV sedation, a small needle will be inserted into your vein, and the medicine will be administered. You will begin to feel the effects within a few seconds. We will subsequently begin to perform the treatment while monitoring the IV levels at the same time. When the procedure is done, the IV will be removed, and you will feel awake within a couple of minutes.
It is wise not to drive for at least 24 hours following IV sedation. You need to arrange for someone to pick you up from your dental appointment and take you home. You may feel tired for the rest of the day, thus, we advise that you drink the recommended amount of water to stay hydrated and rest if possible. In some cases, you may become nauseous or undergo memory loss. These side effects will normally diminish within a day. If you experience any complications or if your symptoms persist, you should contact our office immediately.
IV sedation may or may not be covered in part by your dental insurance provider. Prior to receiving the sedation, our financial team will contact your insurer to determine any additional out-of-pocket costs. SEDA Dental of North Miami Beach also provides financial planning and payment options to make treatment more affordable for most of our patients.
Visiting the dentist should be an enjoyable or at least a tolerable experience. With IV sedation, you may experience less anxiety when seeing the dentist. SEDA Dental of North Miami Beach is excited to offer this alternative to our patients to provide comfortable and relaxing treatments. If you are interested in learning about IV sedation, get in touch with our North Miami Beach, FL practice.