For some people, the thought of undergoing even a routine dental procedure can be overwhelming. Often, people will forgo the treatment they desperately need to avoid the intense anxiety associated with the dentist’s office. At Dental Wellness of Lexington, we believe that your fears should never hinder your ability to receive the care you need. It is this belief that has driven Dr. Feck to dedicate much of his career to advancing the practice of sedation dentistry.
IV Sedation – Lexington, KY
Say “Goodbye” to Dental Fear
Why Choose Dental Wellness of Lexington for IV Sedation Dentistry?
- Recognized nationwide as experts in IV sedation
- Can be used with any procedure
- Experienced team dedicated to providing comfortable care
Who Could Benefit from IV Sedation?
Dental Wellness of Lexington offers two types of sedation dentistry: nitrous oxide and Intravenous (IV). Nitrous Oxide works wonders for many patients; however, there are those people whose fear of the dentist is so overwhelming that this alternative is not enough to calm their nerves. For these patients, we can provide the option of Dental Intravenous Anesthesia. This option is also used for those people undergoing slightly more invasive and anxiety-ridden procedures such as root canals and fillings.
Your Sedation Expert
You can feel confident in Dental Wellness of Lexington’s ability to perform intravenous sedation dentistry. Dr. Feck has led the way in sedation dentistry, cementing himself as Lexington's leading sedation dentistry expert. Dr. Feck serves as the Dean of Faculty for DOCS, which teaches the proper and most effective way to practice sedation dentistry to dentists from all over the country. His expertise is unmatched, and he has passed his passion and knowledge onto the rest of his staff. You will be sure to get the proper care and the best experience you have ever had at the dentist.
What It’s Like to Get IV Sedation
The process is quite simple. It begins with the administration of a mild anti-anxiety medication using an IV. It is important to note that you will not actually be put to sleep. Instead, you will remain conscious and be able to understand and respond to your dentist. However, you will be in a deep state of relaxation and feel like you are drifting in and out of sleep. Our physicians are extensively trained and will monitor you throughout the visit. When the procedure is finished, you are given plenty of time to return to normal. You will not be sent home until you feel ready. You will need to have someone drive you home after the visit and will need to spend the rest of the day taking it easy. The next day, you should be back to 100%, and the best thing is you won’t have much recollection of the procedure you underwent.
We have successfully performed both routine checkups and more invasive procedures with the use of sedation. Our patients have expressed their satisfaction with the process and their gratitude for offering a relaxing alternative. The introduction of sedation dentistry has allowed patients who have avoided the dentist for years to receive the oral care they need.