Treating Dental Phobia
For many patients, strong feelings of dental-related fear or anxiety can result in skipped appointments and worsening smiles. Here in Blackwell, Dr. Neale and his team work hard to help every patient feel welcomed and at ease throughout appointments. When these efforts just aren’t enough, though, we have a highly effective backup: IV sedation.
Blackwell Dentistry is the ONLY practice to offer IV sedation in the Blackwell and Ponca City communities, and we’re proud to be able to help struggling children and adults receive much-needed care at last in a safe, stress-free environment. Please contact us today if you’d like to schedule a first appointment or ask any questions.
How Does IV Sedation Work?
IV (or Intravenous) sedation is administered intravenously by a specialist who comes to the office. This technique helps the sedative take effect very quickly, and our team can adjust the dosage whenever needed to ensure the patient’s safety and comfort. Patients may remain awake throughout their procedure, but it is likely that they will not remember much of anything about the experience. We can also help patients fall asleep with a higher dosage of medication so that they are completely unaware of what is going on around them.
In addition, Dr. Neale may also recommend IV sedation for patients with highly sensitive gag reflexes or who are too young to sit still for long procedures under their own power.