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IV Sedation Dentistry – Tallahassee, FL

Comfortable Dentistry for the Most Anxious Patients

Dental anxiety is a problem that affects millions of people, as about 75% of Americans report some type of fear of the dentist. Being nervous is of course completely normal, but dental anxiety can become a real problem when it prevents you from getting the care you need. Unlike other medical conditions that get better with time, dental problems will only grow worse if left untreated. Thankfully, Dr. Matthew Rasmussen offers IV sedation in Tallahassee to help patients get the care they need and deserve—even if they’re afraid. Keep reading to learn how this is possible!

Why Choose Periodontics & Implant Dentistry of Tallahassee for IV Sedation Dentistry?

  • Calm Any Level of Dental Fear
  • Experienced Periodontist & Team
  • Deep Sense of Relaxation & Comfort

How Does IV Sedation Work?

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While we do offer other options for anxious patients, IV sedation is a great solution if you’re overly fearful. It works almost instantly, which is perfect for keeping patients calm and relaxed as soon as they get in our chair. Because there is extra training required to offer IV sedation, many practices don’t provide it as an option. However, Dr. Rasmussen is committed to giving anyone the opportunity for quality care, which is why he’s experienced in this service.

IV sedation won’t put you completely under—you will be able to respond to basic commands, however it’s normal to be in and out of sleep during the procedure. Additionally, patients will experience temporary amnesia, which most people with fear tend to enjoy. Dr. Rasmussen is experienced in this treatment and he can adjust the amount of sedation that you feel based on your level of anxiety.

Are You a Candidate for IV Sedation?

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The only way to know with certainty whether you’re a good candidate for IV sedation is to contact our office to talk to Dr. Rasmussen. However, patients who can benefit from this treatment will typically have moderate to severe dental anxiety—a fear that is strong enough that they don’t want to fully experience what goes on during their appointment. If it sounds like IV sedation is right for you, call us to get started!

What to Expect Before and After IV Sedation

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Before your IV sedation, we recommend not eating or drinking anything for at least eight hours prior to your visit. Because of this, many patients schedule their appointments in the morning, so they won’t have to dramatically change their diet. After your IV sedation, it’s routine to feel groggy and a little out of it. That’s why it’s a good idea to have someone take you to our office and back home. Having someone with you in the waiting room can also reduce your stress and anxiety.