IV Dental Sedation Park City, UT
Intravenous Sedation (“Twilight Sedation”)
Our office offers our patients the option of Intravenous Sedation, also referred to as Moderate sedation, or sometimes even “Twilight Sedation,” for their dental treatment. This is one of the things that sets our office apart from other dental practices. It can be a wonderful way to have virtually any dental procedure done.
Intravenous Sedation helps you to be comfortable and calm when undergoing dental procedures. Your treatment can be completed for you under intravenous sedation, if you so desire. IV sedation is designed to better enable you undergo your dental procedures while you are very relaxed. It will enable you to tolerate as well as not remember those procedures that may be very uncomfortable for you. IV sedation will essentially help alleviate the anxiety associated with your treatment. Different depths of sedation can be used according to your comfort and needs.
If you choose the option of intravenous sedation, Dr. Peterson works with a board certified Dental anesthesiologist from Summit Anesthesia, therefore eliminating the costly expense of having your treatment carried out in an operating room or same-day surgical facility.
How is the IV Sedation Administered?
An hour before your appointment you will take a mild sedative. This insures you are relaxed and comfortable before you arrive at our office. When you arrive in our office, relaxed and ready to go, an IV is started in your arm or hand. Once that is in place medications can be added at any time right into the IV tubing. Medications are given to get the patient to a comfortable and safe level of sedation.
IV sedation is very safe! For most patients it is safer than the stress of a dental appointment with out it. The Dental Anesthesiologist will be equipped with hospital-grade anesthesia monitors, infusion pumps, oxygen, and emergency equipment, including a defibrillator. Each patient receives full monitoring, including EKG, pulse oximetry, temperature, blood pressure, precordial monitoring and EtCO2 as applicable. oxide analgesia and oral sedation or nitrous oxide in combination with oral sedation — basically we can tailor the anesthesia to your need or desire. Once again, all modalities are administered and monitored in the safety and comfort of our office environment.
Sedation dentistry a great option for anyone that would like the dental appointment to be as pleasant as possible. It is also very helpful for a particular type of dental patient – the fearful!
Sedation Dentistry for the Fearful
Dental phobia is a real, often overwhelming reality for thousands of people. Negative previous dental experiences, fear of needles or drills, and severe gag refluxes are just some of the reasons people feel extreme anxiety when thinking about visiting the dentist. If you suffer from dental phobia — fear no more! We are committed to understanding the very real nature of your fears. Not only will our staff treat you with delicacy and care, but IV sedation will allow you to experience dentistry in a whole new way. While engaging in a pleasant sleeplike experience, Dr. Peterson will be hard at work making sure you wake up with the results you desire.
Please note that you will need a responsible adult to drive you two and from your appointment. You shouldn’t travel on your own after you’ve taken any of these drugs. Make sure you have an escort, even if you traveled by bus or foot! It’s easy to become disorientated.
When not to take benzodiazepines
Some of these drugs can affect your liver and heart. It’s important to check with your practitioner and/or pharmacist. You should be sure to inform your doctor or dentist if any of the following apply: known allergy to the drug, narrow-angle glaucoma, pregnancy, severe respiratory disease (COPD), congestive heart failure (CHF), impaired kidney or liver function, depression/bipolar disorder/psychoses, chronic bronchitis and some other conditions. It’s also important to let us know if you are taking other medications. There could be possible drug interactions.
To learn more about Twilight Sedation as well as other sedation dentistry procedures in Salt Lake City and Park City, Utah, or to set up an appointment or consultation, email us or call Dr. Peterson today at (435) 658-0678.