Many people feel apprehensive about visiting the dentist. Dr. Hauge and our team understand dental fear, so we have established a safe, relaxed environment for our patients. We use the latest technology, like intraoral cameras, chairside monitors, and digital X-rays, to help us make accurate diagnoses and explain procedures to our patients. During treatment, Dr. Hauge may administer nitrous oxide, also called laughing gas, for your comfort. .
Patients who suffer from dental anxiety may want to consider IV (intravenous) sedation, with treatment scheduled at the hospital. Dr. Hauge has extensive training and experience in the administration of anesthesia. Before the procedure, Dr. Hauge will review your medical history and discuss your options. Most people do well with IV sedation, but certain medical conditions rule it out.
IV sedation allows us to tailor the sedation to your specific needs. Depending on the amount of sedative administered, you will feel extremely relaxed, drowsy, or you may fall asleep completely. Typically, patients remain conscious and respond to questions but do not feel extreme nervousness or discomfort. You will probably remember little about the appointment afterwards. We have successfully treated severely anxious people with IV sedation. Because of the lingering effects from the medicine, you will need a friend or relative to take you home.
Contact our Centuria dentist office to find out if hospital IV sedation can help you approach dental care with new peace of mind.