If you feel that anxious pit in your stomach when it's time to visit the dentist, you should know you're not alone. Many Americans experience dental anxiety, and for 5-10% of patients, it keeps them away from the dentist and much-needed care. The good news is that there are solutions, and Dr. Kaya Aygen is well equipped to help you.
What Is IV Sedation?
IV sedation is when a calming medication is delivered to you intravenously. Because it goes directly into your vein, it can be adjusted quickly and effectively as needed.
While you'll still be conscious, you'll feel deeply relaxed, and some patients even fall asleep. Due to the nature of the medication, you may not remember what went on during your procedure. You'll also need to arrange transportation to and from your appointment and plan to rest for the remainder of the day following your procedure.
Dr. Aygen is certified to provide IV sedation here at Sarasota Dental Arts. He received his training at Montefiore Medical Center in New York. He will be closely monitoring your heart rate and vital signs throughout the entire procedure and making the necessary adjustments to ensure that you're comfortable the whole time.
Who Does IV Sedation Help?
IV sedation can be an ideal solution for patients struggling with:
- Dental fear, anxiety, or phobia
- Special needs
- Time constraints – needing multiple procedures completed during one appointment
- Strong gag reflexes
Dr. Aygen will discuss your questions and concerns with you to determine if IV sedation is the right procedure for your needs. We'll help you make the proper arrangements so you can get the treatment you need to feel comfortable and safe the entire time.
Don't let fear keep you from the dental care your deserve. If you live in the 34238 area, Dr. Aygen is the top dentist you're looking for. Contact Sarasota Dental Arts today to learn more about how we can help you.