Safe and Effective IV Sedation Dentistry in Victoria
If you have dental anxiety, you might avoid or delay visiting the dentist. At Dr C Ross Crapo & Associates’s clinic, we provide IV sedation dentistry services in Victoria to help you overcome your fear and stress. Dr. Crapo has been concerned with pain management since his teens, when he was a patient himself. As an IV-sedation-certified dentist in B.C., Dr. Crapo can help you attain an unparalleled level of comfort.
What is IV Sedation?
For a dentist with the proper training and certification, intravenous (IV) sedation is a highly effective pain-management method. Your dentist will administer sedatives intravenously to lower your state of consciousness while still allowing you to respond to questions and instructions.
Before using IV sedation, your dentist should discuss pain control issues with you and explain what the procedure will be like in clear language that you understand. Don’t be afraid to ask questions, such as:
How will you communicate during the procedure?
What will your dentist do if you feel discomfort part way through?
Will your dentist use a local anesthetic? What will the needle be like?
Make sure you feel comfortable with the answers, and don’t be afraid to ask for clarification.
Defeating Anxiety with Sedation Dentistry in Victoria
If the thought of sitting in the dentist’s chair keeps you up at night, we can prescribe you an oral sedative to alleviate your anxiety. If music helps, you can wear headphones to drown out the world around you. And if you’d prefer to have us sing for you… we’ll try our best. We really mean it when we say our goal is making your visit as comfortable as possible.
Benefits of Sedation Dentistry
Our sedation dentistry services can help you:
Undergo multiple dental treatments without fear
Enhance your dental treatment experience
Control gag reflex
Experience pain-free dental treatment
Save both time and money required for follow-up visits
Sedation and Health Conditions
We can intravenously sedate individuals with a wide range of health conditions. Sedation is especially useful for patients who are already being seen by a doctor for health concerns such as diabetes and high blood pressure. In such cases, we’ll evaluate your health either alone or in consultation with your family doctor or specialist.
If we discover an untreated or previously undetected condition during our evaluation, we may postpone your dental treatment and refer to your medical doctor. These situations rarely happen, but we prefer making your health and safety a priority.
Contact us today to schedule an appointment for IV sedation dentistry in Victoria.