IV Sedation Dentistry - Philadelphia, PA

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IV Sedation Dentistry Eases Dental Anxiety

If dental fear or anxiety is preventing you from receiving the dental care you need, you’re not alone. According to the American Dental Association, 22% of people avoid going to the dentist due to dental fear, although some studies cite even higher figures of 50 to 80%. If you find it unnerving to visit a dentist due to past experiences or preconceptions, we can help. At Center One Dental Associates, we understand how important it is for patients to feel completely comfortable at a dental practice. Our compassionate dentist Dr. William Kessler goes above and beyond to deliver a soothing and gentle dental experience and build a trusting relationship with every patient. From your first visit, we treat you like a member of our family and encourage you to voice your concerns. We offer several types of sedation dentistry in Philadelphia, PA, depending on your level of dental anxiety and the procedure you’re undergoing. Many patients choose IV sedation because it provides deep relaxation, eliminates anxiety, and leaves little memory about the procedure. If you’re looking for sedation anesthesia near you and a dental practice that always puts your needs first, you’ll be glad you chose Center One Dental Associates!


Our IV Sedation Process

With conscious IV sedation in Philadelphia, PA, a sedative medication is administered through a thin needle placed into a vein in your arm or hand. IV sedation is a safe and ideal type of dental anesthesia, whether you have severe dental anxiety or are undergoing more complex procedures, such as full-mouth dental implants. During the procedure, your vital signs are closely monitored to ensure your comfort and safety. Due to the amnesic effects of the sedation dentistry medication, it will seem like your appointment lasted a few minutes, even when it took a few hours, while also making you forget the procedure. Due to lingering drowsiness, somebody will need to drive you home.

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Benefits of IV Sedation Dentistry

  • A deeper level of sedation than nitrous oxide and oral sedation
  • Provides relief for moderate to severe anxiety
  • Effects experienced within seconds
  • Faster recovery than oral sedation
  • Depth of sedation customized to each patient

Other Anesthesia Options

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The Potential Impact of Dental Fear on Your Smile

Unfortunately, avoiding the dentist can lead to pain, oral and general health problems, worsening anxiety, and the need for more complex and costly dental procedures. Without proper dental care, harmful oral bacteria can make your teeth more prone to decay. Cavities that grow large enough can’t be repaired with fillings alone, so more expensive and invasive treatment such as a crown may be required. When teeth can’t be saved, the gaps can cause serious functional and aesthetic repercussions and the need for dental bridges or dental implants. In addition, when left untreated, gum disease can damage soft tissue, eventually destroying the underlying bone and leading to tooth loss. The best way to prevent small problems from turning into big ones is to visit Dr. Kessler twice a year for routine preventive care!