When we decided to offer IV sedation in our office, we looked at a number of factors including patient comfort, patient need, and the types of procedures we perform. Because we place dental implants, do root canals, and oral surgery procedures, IV sedation made sense in our office. To determine if IV sedation is right for you, we can offer you an exam with Drs. Smith or Domingue and they can make a determination if it is necessary and if you are healthy enough for IV sedation.
Why Use Sedation?
If you have a severe phobia of the dentist, a strong gag reflex, or a difficult time getting numb, IV sedation may be a great option for you. Most of our patients who have IV sedation are completely comfortable and have no memory of their procedure.
It is important to remember, however, that you will need someone to drive you to and from your appointment because you will be unable to do so on your own. We also ask that you have company for the rest of the day because you may still be groggy and have some after effects from sedation, making it dangerous for you to be alone.
Sedation Dentistry in Lafayette
If IV sedation sounds like the right option for you, call our office to schedule an exam. We can provide options to make your dental visits the most comfortable possible.