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Fremont dentist explains the benefits of IV sedation

Are you avoiding necessary dental procedures because of a fear of the dentist? Would you rather deal with tooth or gum pain than step foot into a dentist’s office? If so, you’re not alone. Each year, many patients skip their bi-annual checkups or try to treat tooth pain with over the counter treatments because they have fear or anxiety about going to the dentist. This fear can be caused by a previous bad experience, by not knowing what might happen during the appointment, or from hearing about the bad experiences of friends and family.

However, with the advancements in dental technology, Dr. Sam Jain of the Center for Implant Dentistry can help patients get the necessary dental treatment without the fear. Using various sedation techniques, Dr. Jain can help patients be relaxed and comfortable during their dental treatment. IV sedation is a commonly used technique that offers the following benefits to Fremont area patients:

  • Deep state of relaxation: Under IV sedations, patients will be very relaxed and completely comfortable. They won’t be able to feel anything during their appointment. Additionally, although the patient remains awake and able to answer question, he or she is not likely to remember much about the dental procedure.
  • Adjustable: With IV sedation, the amount of sedation medication that is delivered to the patient can be adjusted during the procedure. If a procedure takes longer than expected, the dentist can adjust the medication to ensure the patient remains deeply relaxed for the entire length of the treatment.

Under IV sedation, Dr. Jain can extract a tooth, perform a bone grafting procedure, or insert a dental implant without causing the patient any anxiety. Over time, by replacing bad dental experiences with positive experiences, Dr. Jain can help patients overcome their dental fears. Patients undergoing IV sedation will need to ensure they have a ride home from their dental appointment, as the medication does not leave the body immediately. It’s also important to remember that the sedation medication is not a pain reliever. As it begins to wear off, patients may notice some discomfort. However, this can be countered by taking pain medication and antibiotics that are prescribed by the dentist.

For more information about IV sedation, call the Center for Implant Dentistry today.

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