Sedation Dentistry & IV Sedation Dentistry


Are you putting off a visit to the dentist because you are scared about the pain or discomfort it may cause you? You are not alone; many patients fear the possible pain, but fortunately, dental offices such as Smiles of Gilbert in Gilbert, AZ, offer sedation dentistry.

What Is Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentistry allows doctors to manage pain and the associated anxiety with the help of anesthetics. This helps patients to relax, knowing they will feel little to no pain and have an anxiety-free experience.

Several sedation dentistry methods are available, such as general anesthesia, local anesthesia, and IV sedation. The dentist will help you choose the best method based on your specific needs, such as your level of anxiety, age, and type of surgery.

Sedation Methods Offered at Smiles of Gilbert Dentistry

  • General Anesthesia
  • Local Anesthesia
  • Intravenous Sedation (aka IV sedation, conscious sedation, twilight sleep)

What is General Anesthesia?

General anesthesiaare medicines that prevent you from feeling pain and bring about unconsciousness during a surgical or medical procedure.

What is Local Anesthesia?

Local anesthesia medicines temporarily numb a specific part of the body. Unlike general anesthesia, local anesthesia does not make you unconscious.

What is IV Sedation?

IV sedation is when anesthesia is provided to you via an IV to help you relax and decrease pain during a dental procedure or oral surgery. It is one of the most dependable and predictable ways to help lessen anxiety, awareness, and memory during the procedure. While in sedation, you will be safely breathing on your own under the constant supervision of our doctors. Many patients become so relaxed that they drift in and out of sleep, otherwise known as twilight sleep. Our doctors will use the least amount of anesthesia possible while ensuring you are comfortable. IV Sedation is affordable, highly effective, and also a very safe option.

When looking for a dentist that provides IV sedation dentistry near me, look no further than Smiles of Gilbert Dentistry. We invite you to call our office to schedule an appointment to learn more about IV sedation dentistry in Gilbert, AZ.

Most Common Uses for IV Sedation

One of the most common uses for IV sedation is during dental extractions – particularly IV anesthesia in wisdom teeth extraction. While other procedures may require sedation dentistry, such as oral surgery, IV sedation in wisdom teeth extraction is currently the most common.

Why Choose Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentistry allows patients to receive the proper dental care without anxiety and fear. Catching dental issues early on is your best chance at preventing long-term issues.

Our experienced and trained dentists at Smiles of Gilbert offer sedation dentistry to help your visit be as comfortable and stress-free as possible.

Please schedule an appointment with our dental office today to learn more about your sedation dentistry options.

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