At Kennebunk Center for Dentistry, we understand that some patients become anxious when visiting the dentist, preventing them from receiving dental care. Our dentist, Dr. Sara Sheikh, and team offer IV sedation in Kennebunk, Maine, to help patients with anxiety receive the treatments they need and deserve. Call our office at 207-985-7944 to schedule your appointment and learn more about IV sedation.
IV (intravenous) sedation is a great option if you are unable to receive treatment due to fear, pain, or physical or mental limitations. It helps to relieve anxiety, produce drowsiness, and offer an amnesiac effect. With IV sedation, you will not be completely unconscious, and will be able to follow instructions given by the dentist or hygienist.
All IV sedation is done in our specially outfitted sedation suite. The expanded room has been designed with efficiency, comfort and safety in mind and meets all state requirements by the licensing board. Depending on the dental treatment needed, it’s possible for multiple providers (restorative dentists, specialists, and hygienists) to sequentially care for a patient during a single IV sedation appointment. As a member of the Sedation Dentistry Network since 2007, we have had years of experience safely using dental IV sedation to help patients find a new experience.
IV dental sedation is extremely safe when delivered by a specially trained dentist or anesthesiologist. At Kennebunk Center for Dentistry, every IV sedation patient is cared for by a board-certified anesthesiologist (M.D.) who has years of experience in IV conscious sedation and sedation patient management. Your dentist or hygienist is free to concentrate on providing your dental treatment, while the anesthesiologist focuses on your sedation and relaxation level while closely monitoring your breathing, heart rate, and blood pressure. The dentist/anesthesiologist team works together seamlessly so that everything is done with your safety and comfort in mind.
We invite you to call us today to schedule your IV sedation dentistry consultation and find out if you are a candidate for this sedation treatment.