1875 Old Alabama Rd #130 Roswell, GA 30076 (770) 998-3838
3189 Maple Dr NE Atlanta, GA 30305 (404) 816-2230
The first thing we do is we have to meet you. We have to find out a little bit about you, understand what you're scared about, what your medical history is so we can treat you safely and predictably, understand what it is that we need to do and how we can maximize your dental appointment because when we do an IV sedation appointment, generally we try to get a lot done or whatever needs to be done in one long appointment or a few long appointments.
But once we've done our consultation and we decide that IV sedation's a good option for you-and it's a good option for most folks. Let me clear up something while I have the opportunity. A lot of people think: "Oh, I have a cardiac condition. IV sedation may not be safe for me." It's actually why IV sedation was brought into dentistry.
Being scared, being nervous, having that extra anxiety-that's usually the kind of thing that triggers a cardiac event. When we have you under IV sedation, you're very calm, you're very mild mannered, nothing seems to upset you, things like that. The level of anxiety is so low that it's actually a much safer environment for cardiac patients.
Also if you have a high blood pressure episode, we can have direct access to give you medications to keep you in a very safe, controlled level. That kind of thing can't be offered if you don't have an IV going.
But it's not just for folks who have medical conditions. Just pure anxiety is plenty reason enough to do IV sedation.
But what it is, is you come in. We do start an IV on you. We give you a combination of medications that pretty much help minimize how much you remember. It may be a two-hour appointment. It may seem like 20 minutes to you. We give you stuff that makes you quite comfortable. If you're, say, having a tooth pulled, I can give things that help to minimize swelling, minimize discomfort for the following days afterwards.
So there's a variety of things that we can offer that we really are just limited to not being able to do if we don't have an IV going. But it's easy. It's comfortable. And seriously once you try it, most folks want to do it again and again for whatever they got going. So please come in, talk to us, learn more, and understand that it's actually a really awesome service that we can offer for you right here in your backyard in Atlanta.