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Intravenous Sedation Conquers Dental Anxiety

Intravenous Sedation Conquers Dental Anxiety

Did you know that almost half of all people admit to some level of fear and apprehension when it comes to dental treatment?  

Have you put off getting dental work because your fear overwhelms you?  You may not be aware of how far modern dentistry has come since your last frightening or uncomfortable experience.  Are the high prices in the USA or long wait for treatment in Canada preventing you from scheduling dental work you need?  Dental Experts Guatemala offers excellent dental care with modern high-tech equipment, and a knowledgeable and caring staff.

IV Sedation may be the Solution

Intravenous sedation may be the perfect solution for you.  Dental Experts Guatemala will provide you with superb dental work at very affordable prices and ensure that you are as comfortable and as pain-free as possible.   Anthony, one of Dr. Antillon’s happy patients, said about his experience:

Dr. Alan Antillon is the best dentist that ever worked with me.  It’s the first time I had no pain during and after a root canal. It’s the first time I did the conscious sedation and I felt nothing. I really don’t like being put under so this new procedure worked out great.”

If fear of injections is an issue, your gums will not be numbed until the IV sedation has fully kicked in, and you will very probably be relaxed enough at that point not to care.  IV Sedation is highly effective and is also highly reliable, and can be tailored to meet the individual patient’s needs.  Safety is always the first concern at Dental Experts Guatemala.  During the sedation, you will be closely and continuously monitored by the Dr. Antillon and staff members, using electronic equipment that shows blood pressure, heart rate, the amount of oxygen in the blood and, often, your heart function on an EKG monitor. Dr. Antillon and his staff will take every measure to insure you have a successful and safe procedure.  After the procedure is over, you will not be released until it is safe for you to leave the dentist’s office.

What is Intravenous Sedation?

IV sedation is accomplished by a drug administered through an injection (just a tiny pin prick) in the back of your hand to make you feel like you are asleep, although you will actually remain conscious, and can follow the dentist’s instructions — but the feeling of relaxation is so profound that you are unlikely to remember much about the procedure.  As a result, time will appear to pass very quickly, and you will be out of the chair before you know it, the whole time free from anxiety, and without a memory to disturb your dreams.

There is a significant difference between IV (conscious) Sedation and general anesthesia (unconscious sedation) used for invasive surgical procedures. During general anesthesia, you are completely asleep and cannot be aroused — not even by painful stimulation, and it requires breathing support, plus an anesthesiologist is needed to monitor your vital signs.  During IV (conscious) sedation you are not “asleep” but rather in a much safer and more comfortable “semi-awake” state of reduced anxiety.

SedationIntravenous sedation for medical care is not something new. The ancient Greeks used mixtures of root herbs and alcohol as sedatives. The Incas used cocoa leaves for their numbing effect. The modern era of sedation with ether and nitrous oxide for dentistry dates as far back as the 1840’s — the beginning of anesthesia in medicine and dentistry.   IV Sedation is similar to the method for drawing blood that was first introduced in the USA around 1930.

Let the expert team members at Dental Experts Guatemala give you a great dental experience, while visiting beautiful tropical Guatemala.  Just fill out the Contact Us Today form and a qualified dental specialist will contact you to discuss your case.