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Intravenous Sedation (IV Sedation) – Merritt Island, FL *

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Overview

We are very excited to provide intravenous (IV) sedation to help our Merritt Island, FL patients enjoy a more favorable dental experience. IV sedation may be used on individuals that experience stress or fear about visiting the dentist. This therapy at Merritt Island Center for Dentistry uses anti-anxiety medication that's administered straight through your vein. The medicine can help you to stay relaxed and calm throughout your dental therapy. Although you aren't really asleep throughout the procedure, the comfort and short-term memory loss may make you feel like you've been asleep. Skilled dentist Dr. Dieter Burr may also adjust the level of medication based upon your needs for optimal safety. To find out more about IV sedation, please contact our office at your earliest convenience.

Coming Spring 2019

Best Candidates

The best candidates for intravenous sedation could be any patient dealing with stress about undergoing an extensive dental therapy. This sedation dentistry procedure helps you to bear the dental care that you need without distress or anxiety. Before undergoing therapy, Dr. Burr will talk with you concerning the multiple sedation dentistry choices our clinic provides to recommend the ideal one for you.

What To Expect

To receive intravenous sedation, a needle will be placed inside a vein and the medication will be given. You will start to notice the effects in a couple of minutes. Dr. Burr will begin to complete the procedure, while also tracking the IV amounts. After the procedure is complete, the IV will be taken out and you'll feel alert within a couple of moments.

Follow-Up

It's advised that you don't operate a vehicle for a period of 24 hours after IV sedation. You should arrange for someone trustworthy to collect you from the office and drive you home. You might feel exhausted for the remainder of the afternoon, so we recommend that you drink a lot of water to remain hydrated and relax if at all possible. Sometimes, you could become nauseous or experience temporary memory loss. These symptoms will typically decrease within 24 hours of receiving the sedation. If you notice any abnormalities or your symptoms persist, then you need to call our facility right away.

Insurance Coverage

Intravenous sedation might or might not be covered at least in part by the dental insurance. Before approving the sedation, our billing staff will get in touch with your insurance provider to ascertain any extra out-of-pocket expenses. Merritt Island Center for Dentistry also offers financial planning and payment options to make therapy less expensive for most of our patients.

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Worry-Free Dentistry

Going to the dentist should be a pleasant or at least a bearable situation. By using IV sedation you can suffer less stress while visiting the dentist. Merritt Island Center for Dentistry is happy to offer this option to our Merritt Island, FL patients to allow them relaxed and comfortable care. If you're considering learning about IV sedation, then contact our Merritt Island, FL office.

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