Most people find it dreading to undergo certain dental procedures due to the fear of experiencing pain. For some people, their dental anxiety is so extreme that it hinders them from getting the appropriate treatment they needed; this leads to a lifetime of poor oral health, which can compromise their overall wellness as well. Fortunately, here at Marbella Dentistry, we offer Sedation Dentistry to help our patients overcome their dental anxieties and receive the dental care they deserve.

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Want to know more about IV sedation? Read on below to find out more!

What is IV sedation?

IV sedation, also known as conscious sedation, puts patients in a completely relaxed state while they remain awake. This type of sedation also makes patients less aware of what is happening during the entire treatment. While some forms of sedation are inhaled or taken orally, IV sedation is delivered directly into the vein.

Preparing for IV sedation

Before getting an IV sedation, there are several things that you should be aware of. The American Society of Dentist Anesthesiologists suggests to not eat or drink anything for at least eight hours prior to the scheduled treatment. Other specific details on eating and drinking, including when to stop basing on the time of your visit, will be provided by your dentist.

IV sedation won’t put you completely unconscious, but you will likely feel groggy or out of it some time after the appointment. That is why it is highly suggested to bring a friend or family member during the visit so they can accompany you back home. Taking time off from work is also ideal for you to have plenty of rest after the procedure.

Furthermore, specific instructions about the medications you may take will be provided by your dentist.

For a safer and efficient sedation dentistry service, our team at Marbella Dentistry is committed to providing the most reliable and comfortable dental experience during your entire treatment. Avail of our IV Sedation under Sedation Dentistry in Cibolo, TX. Book your appointment with us. Our dental office is located at at 791 FM1103, #119, Cibolo, TX 78108.