No More Dental Anxiety
Most individuals despise dentist appointments and the treatments that go along with them. According to the American Dental Association, 22 percent of Americans avoid going to the dentist because they are afraid or have some dental anxiety. Delaying dental appointments raises your chances of tooth loss, serious dental infections, and even oral cancer. Thankfully, Dr. Kerri Hill at The Art of Dental Wellness, offers Beverly Hills sedation dentistry treatments to assist patients in getting the dental care they need without the pain and worry that comes with it.
During dental treatment, intravenous (IV) sedation is administered using an anti-anxiety medicine through the bloodstream. “Twilight” or “sleep dentistry” are also terms used to describe IV sedation dentistry. Instead of sending you to sleep, the sedative assists you in relaxing and feeling at ease. Most people will doze off to a comfortable snooze, but you will still be able to react to Dr. Kerri Hill’s questions. Your treatment procedure will be done comfortably and without memory.
We know that dental visits can be stressful. However, delaying regular cleaning and exams or needed dental treatments can lead to tooth decay, periodontal disease, and other problems. Ask about receiving conscious sedation at your next visit and see how easy going to the dentist can be.
Sit Back and Relax
If unease about going to the dentist is causing you to put off regular care, IV conscious sedation provides an easy way for you to feel better during your visit. Unlike general anesthesia, which puts you in an unconscious state and takes more time to wear off, IV conscious sedation allows you to stay awake by reducing anxiety and inducing a feeling of well-being. We offer this option for everything from surgical procedures to your biannual cleaning and exam. With IV sedation, the anti-anxiety medication given takes effect quickly and is continually monitored as needed.
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in Beverly Hills!
Whether you are afraid of needles, the dentist, or dental treatments, conscious IV sedation is a great choice. IV sedation may be an option if you have dental anxiety and need repeated dental treatments. Make an appointment with The Art of Dental Wellness today!
How Does IV Conscious Sedation Work?
A tiny catheter will be inserted into a vein on your hand or arm during your dental appointment. The needle is attached to an intravenous catheter, allowing the sedative to immediately enter your bloodstream. Our attendants can put on a numbing lotion in the region that the needle will puncture. The doctor will regularly monitor your pulse and oxygen levels to ensure you don’t respond poorly to the sedative. Before and after the surgery, we will also measure your blood pressure. After the operation, you will feel a bit sleepy. As a result, arrange for a relative or friend to drive you home.
Get Back to
Feeling Your Best
The medication used in IV conscious sedation is monitored and adjusted during your procedure, meaning that only the needed amount is administered. Although you will be conscious, you will be in a “twilight state,” or under twilight sedation, and may not remember your procedure afterward. You will feel a little sleepy coming out of sedation and should have someone drive you home.
Don’t let anxiety stand between you and good dental health. Our dentist and the caring staff at The Art of Dental Wellness are here to provide the most comfortable experience possible. Our goal is to make coming to see us a positive part of your oral health care routine. Dr. Hill has done over 2,000 cases and has been doing IV sedation for over 12 years. So if you need dental work done and are interested in our sedation dentistry Beverly Hills dentist, Dr. Kerri Hill, offers the solution to get you back on track for optimal oral health. Call us today!
Conscious sedation is administered by an IV catheter. There will be minimal discomfort sting as the catheter is inserted, but you should not be able to feel the needle after that. If needles make you nervous, ask about numbing cream for the puncture site.
IV conscious sedation may not be safe for people with certain medical conditions or who are taking certain medications. We will ask about your medical history to ensure sedation dentistry is safe for you.
Most dental plans will only cover sedation or anesthesia for certain surgical procedures. Contact us to learn about the cost of receiving our sedation dentistry treatment for your next dental visit.
With IV conscious sedation, you are awake during your procedure but will feel a sense of relaxation and well-being. General anesthesia is indicated for procedures where you will be most comfortable fully asleep. IV sedation is not as long-lasting as general anesthesia, meaning you feel like yourself again sooner.
Yes. Even though you are awake with conscious sedation, you may feel sleepy or woozy afterward and will need to ask a friend or family member to drive you home.
Kerri Hill, DDS, offers a uniquely all-encompassing, patient-focused dental treatment experience in Beverly Hills. The expert behind some of Hollywood’s best smiles, Dr. Hill’s propensity for empathy and meticulous care allow her to make patients’ dreams a reality. Begin building your best smile with a comprehensive consultation at The Art of Dental Wellness.
416 N Bedford Dr Suite 409, Beverly Hills, CA 90210