Going to the dentist is an essential part of good oral hygiene. The dentist will be able to check for the earliest signs of dental problems, so they can be solved before they become more complicated. However, not everyone may be excited with the idea of going for a dental treatment, or even a routine dental check-up. Nervous patients may find it extremely difficult to even set an appointment with a dentist, let alone go through a complicated treatment such as dental implants. If you suffer from dental fear, there is an option to make the treatment a more positive experience.
Conscious sedation is a nervous patient care option that aims to make your dental treatment as comfortable and relaxed as possible. A sedative is administered by a licensed anesthesiologist through an IV line usually on the crook of the arm to stimulate a completely relaxed feeling. You will remain fully conscious throughout the sedation and the treatment, so you will be able to communicate with the dentist, as well as understand any necessary instructions.
After the treatment, you will be left with an overall pleasant feeling without recalling any unpleasant parts of the procedure. This will result to a positive experience that contributes to your well-being and makes it possible for you to go through a dental treatment without having to endure a panic attack, which can be the result of dental anxiety. Conscious IV sedation helps nervous patients deal get their much-needed treatments in a more positive light, without the fear that may usually accompany such appointments.