Premier Periodontics is pleased to provide both intravenous (IV) sedation and oral-conscious sedation to help our Bellevue, WA area patients enjoy a more positive dental experience. IV and oral-conscious sedation may be given to individuals who experience anxiety or fear when undergoing periodontal procedures. This treatment at Premier Periodontics employs anti-anxiety medication that is administered directly into your vein or through a prescription pill taken by mouth and can help keep you relaxed and calm throughout your treatment. While you remain awake and aware of your surroundings throughout the procedure, the comfort and temporary memory loss could make you feel as if you have slept through the entire visit. Our team of highly trained periodontists adjusts the amount of medication based upon your needs and procedure type and monitor you closely to ensure your safety. To find out more about IV or oral-conscious sedation, please contact our office at your earliest convenience.
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The best candidates for IV sedation or oral-conscious sedation are often those who have extensive treatment needs, dental phobias, or feel stressed about undergoing a periodontal or implant treatment. These sedation dentistry methods make it possible to get the care that you need without discomfort, worry, or anxiety. Prior to undergoing these services, our periodontists will speak with you about the sedation options our practice provides and help you determine if IV sedation, oral-conscious sedation, or another treatment option is best suited for your needs.
What To Expect
IV sedation is administered via a small needle inserted inside a vein in your arm at a level just enough to provide the calming, relaxation effects you require. You will start to feel the effects within a few seconds of the drug's administration. Throughout your visit, our IV sedation-certified team will closely monitor your vitals and response to the medication and make adjustments as necessary. For children or patients having more complex medical concerns, we partner with a trained anesthesiologist to provide IV sedation services.
Oral-conscious sedation is administered in pill form and taken by mouth an hour before your scheduled visit. Our periodontists can tailor your sedation level based on the type of medication prescribed. Oral-conscious sedation will leave you feeling very relaxed and awake, yet you may have limited recollection of your procedure.
With both IV and oral-conscious sedation, you will need to have a responsible adult escort you to and from your visit. You will likely feel very drowsy for the remainder of the day so we advise that you drink a lot of water to stay hydrated and rest when possible. In some cases, you may become nauseous or encounter memory loss. These side effects will normally diminish within 24 hours. If you experience any complications or if your symptoms persist, please call our facility right away.
Intravenous sedation may be a treatment expense that falls beyond the scope of dental insurance coverage. Before your visit, our business staff will contact your insurance company to determine any coverage amounts and let you know of any estimated out-of-pocket costs. Premier Periodontics also offers special financing solutions and payment alternatives to make treatment with sedation more affordable for many of our patients.
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At Premier Periodontics, we believe that getting the periodontal care you need should be a comfortable, pleasant experience and is proud to offer this solution to help you get the treatment you need. By using IV or oral-conscious sedation, you can minimize fear, worry, and anxiety when undergoing dental care. Learn more about pairing your periodontal or implant procedure with IV or oral-conscious sedation by talking with our Bellevue, WA team today.