Why You Don’t Necessarily Need IV Sedation

When you think that dental sedation is something you would really like for yourself (or need, depending on the particular treatment), there may be part of you that wants to say, “Give me the IV sedation, doc! I want the strongest stuff you’ve got!” However, this is not necessarily the best approach or even necessary. We understand that when dental anxiety comes into play, your goal is to feel calm. Let’s talk about what to make of sedation and the level of relaxation you can achieve.

To Begin…

Let’s begin by discussing nitrous oxide and oral sedation. Nitrous is also referred to as laughing gas. It transports you to a place of feeling euphoric and calm, which is extremely powerful for those with dental anxiety or those who dislike needles (it is administered in gaseous form that you breathe in). It’s gentle but it offers a significant calming effect. One step beyond laughing gas is dental sedation known as oral sedation. You will take a Valium, which is an anti-anxiety medication that helps you feel extremely calm. When it’s anxiety you’re concerned about, either of these solutions offers the deep sense of tranquility you desire.

About The IV Option

This isn’t exactly the type of dental sedation you receive for a routine dental filling, so try to keep in mind that IV sedation is really only necessary in specific, not-too-common instances. We may suggest it for extreme anxiety or for a complex procedure. Have questions about what you can expect, how you will feel, and more? Just ask.

See Our Team For Tranquil Dental Care

Remember that your dental care you receive with us will be relaxing, thanks to our compassionate approach and dental sedation! Set up an appointment in Grand Prairie, TX by contacting your dentist at Pecan Tree Dental to schedule a visit at (972) 262-5111.