IV Sedation Dentistry in Modesto, CA
If dental fear or anxiety has been holding you back from getting the treatment you need, talk to us about sedation dentistry options. Dr. Roy Morita serves patients with sedation dentistry and offers IV sedation for those that are undergoing more complex procedures.
HOW IV SEDATION WORKS
Intravenous conscious sedation (IV sedation) involves administering anesthesia through an IV to reduce anxiety and induce a state of relaxation. Most patients feel like they are in a dream state when the anesthesia is circulating through the body but are still awake, while others fall asleep. This type of sedation is often necessary when patients are undergoing more complex procedures, such as dental implants or wisdom teeth removal.
Dr. Morita administers IV sedation himself and has been doing so since 1982. He understands that some patients have a high level of fear or anxiety and procedures can be overwhelming or uncomfortable. IV sedation is a convenient solution for many patients.
DO YOU NEED IV SEDATION?
If you are very sensitive to pain, have a strong gag reflex, or have a very high level of fear or anxiety about your procedure, IV sedation may be right for you. Many patients find it easier to get through their treatment plan when they know they are going to be sedated throughout treatment. IV sedation is ideal for patients undergoing the following procedures:
BENEFITS OF IV SEDATION
- Administered by Dr. Morita
- Depth of sedation customized for patient
- Provides anxiety relief
- Higher level of sedation than nitrous oxide and oral sedation
- Suitable for patients with moderate to severe anxiety
- Effects felt within a few seconds
- Faster recovery than oral sedation
- Controlled dosing
- Induces state of amnesia so patients do not remember procedure