Luminous Dental Studio is ecstatic to offer intravenous (IV) sedation to help our Frisco, TX patients receive a more positive dental experience. IV sedation can be used on patients who experience anxiety or fear about undergoing dental procedures. This treatment at Luminous Dental Studio uses anti-anxiety medication that is delivered directly into your vein. The medication can help keep you calm and relaxed during your dental therapies. Our talented partnering anesthesiologist 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.
The best candidates for IV sedation may be patients experiencing anxiety about undergoing a dental treatment. Patients who will be undergoing extensive procedures may also opt for IV sedation versus local anesthesia. This sedation dentistry method helps you to receive the dental care you need without discomfort or fear. Prior to choosing IV sedation, one of our skilled dentists 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 intravenously. You will begin to feel the effects of the medication within a few seconds and may become sleepy. At this time, our dental team will begin to perform your procedures while our anesthesiologist monitors your IV levels. When the procedure is complete, the IV will be removed and you will feel awake within a few minutes.
It is advised that you do not drive for at least 24 hours following IV sedation. You should arrange for someone to pick you up from our office and take you home. You may feel tired for the rest of the day so we recommend that you drink a lot of water to stay hydrated and rest if at all possible. In some cases, you could become nauseous or experience memory loss. These side effects will typically diminish within a day. If you experience any abnormalities 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. Prior to receiving the sedation, our financial team will contact your insurance provider to determine any additional out-of-pocket costs. Luminous Dental Studio also provides financial planning and payment options to make treatments more affordable for most of our patients.
Going to the dentist should be enjoyable or at least a tolerable experience. With IV sedation, you can experience less anxiety when visiting the dentist. Luminous Dental Studio is happy to offer this solution so that you can undergo dental treatments with comfort and less fear. If you are interested in learning about IV sedation, contact our Frisco, TX office.