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What is IV Sedation Dentistry in Buffalo NY?

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Do you find that you seem to come up with multiple excuses not to see the dentist? You’re busy. Your teeth feel fine. Whatever the justification may be, it is often masking a fear of sitting in the dental chair. At Smile Center, we believe in making the entire dental experience pleasant. What our patients quickly learn is that IV sedation goes hand in hand with excellence in dentistry. If you live in the Buffalo, NY area and want a caring, empathetic dental team that happily offers sedation, Smile Center is the place for you.

Why IV sedation is ideal for some patients

Dr. Kent is trained and experienced in multiple forms of sedation. During your consultation, you will be able to determine if you will benefit the most from laughing gas sedation, enteral sedation, or IV sedation. Many people associate IV sedation with sleep or general anesthesia. IV sedation is the strongest and must be administered by a licensed practitioner.

IV sedation induces an anxiety-free state of semi-consciousness. Often, patients do feel as though they have slept through treatment. Visits feel as though they go by very quickly, and there is typically no memory of care. Details of IV sedation include:

  • Extremely efficient for patients with severe dental anxiety
  • Ideal for more complex cases such as oral surgery
  • Intravenous delivery of sedative can be adjusted throughout treatment
  • Maximum safety protocol
  • IV sedation is not as strong as general anesthesia
  • You can breathe and swallow on your own
  • You remain conscious enough to communicate with our staff if you desire

The Smile Center team understands your fears

Our team is conscientious in the level of care we offer to each patient. We want you to feel comfortable from the moment you come through the door and we encourage you to talk with us about your previous experiences and the fears you face. Working together, we can minimize anxiety one visit at a time.

It is possible to find dentistry a positive experience! To get to know a different side of dentistry, call Smile Center at .