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I'm Afraid to go to the Dentist! What Are My Options?

January 10, 2019
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Posted By: Kaya Aygen, D.M.D.
Dental Phobia | Sarasota Dental Arts

Dental phobia is a genuine condition that affects millions of Americans. Unfortunately, fear keeps many people from visiting the dentist when they need to, which causes a vicious cycle of pain linked back to going to the dentist.

The good news is that it doesn't have to be this way! Today's dentists are focused on patient comfort, and much of the latest dental technology offers significantly more streamlined and pain-free treatment procedures. You can also rely on sedation dentistry in Sarasota to help you receive the treatment you need comfortably. Here's what you should know.

What Is IV Sedation?

At Sarasota Dental Arts, Dr. Kaya Aygen is extensively trained and certified to provide IV sedation to his patients. IV sedation delivers medication intravenously, which allows Dr. Aygen to adjust the levels as needed throughout your procedure. He also monitors your heart rate and vital signs the entire time. 

During IV sedation, patients feel deeply relaxed as though they were sleeping, even though they're still responsive. Due to the nature of the medication and its amnesic effect, patients also won't remember much of their procedure.

Who Is a Candidate for IV Sedation?

IV sedation is ideal for use during many types of situations such as:

  • Patients with moderate or severe dental phobia or anxiety
  • Those who have physical or mental special needs
  • Patients with time constraints who want to complete multiple procedures during one visit
  • Patients who need complex treatment procedures such as oral surgery or root canal therapy
  • Those who find it difficult to sit for long periods in the dental chair

Dr. Aygen is happy to discuss your needs and concerns with you before treatment to determine if IV sedation may be beneficial for you. Please contact Sarasota Dental Arts for more information and to schedule a consultation with your sedation dentist in Sarasota, FL.

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