IV Sedation Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry & Reconstructive Dentistry located in East Wenatchee, WA
IV Sedation Dentistry

IV Sedation Dentistry services offered in East Wenatchee, WA

If you experience fear and anxiety when going to the dentist, IV sedation can help. At Fluegge Family Dentistry in Wenatchee, Washington, your comfort is the number one concern. Matt Fluegge, DDS, and his team are proud to offer IV sedation dentistry and painless techniques to deliver the highest quality care. Call the office to schedule your free consultation or request one online today.

IV Sedation Dentistry Q&A

What is dental anxiety?

Dental anxiety is a feeling of fear or stress at the thought of coming in for dental care. While coming to see the dentist might not be everyone’s preferred way to spend part of their day, for those with dental anxiety the prospect of dental care brings on disruptive thoughts and feelings. 

Some people develop phobias or anxiety after having a negative experience in the dental chair. For others, pop culture depictions of dentistry as something to fear shapes their approach to dental care. In some cases, dental anxiety doesn’t have a clear cause. 

Regardless of how your dental anxiety developed, the team at Fluegge Family Dentistry is here to help. Dr. Fluegge and the dental support staff strive to make every visit an enjoyable experience. Laser dentistry is a prime example and offers exceptional results and painless treatments. 

What is IV sedation dentistry?

IV sedation dentistry is a powerful tool in combating dental anxiety. The approach is simple and one that you might be familiar with from your health services. 

Intravenous (IV) therapy uses a small needle and a thin piece of medical tubing to deliver medication directly into your bloodstream. This method ensures your practitioner has precise control over the volume of medication you receive. 

In dentistry, IV sedation takes the same approach and delivers an anesthetic into your bloodstream. This medication helps you deeply relax during your treatments, avoiding all of the unpleasantness of dental anxiety. 

Dr. Fluegge completed additional training, receiving advanced licensing in IV sedation — his Washington sedation dentistry permit.

Is IV sedation dentistry safe?

IV sedation dentistry has been in use for a long time and is a safe and effective way to get the care you need without undue stress. You simply come in, relax into the comfortable treatment chair, and before long you’re in a sleepy, peaceful state. When you awake, your treatment is already complete. 

If you only experience mild anxiety, nitrous oxide might be a good fit. Breathing this colorless, odorless gas creates a sense of relaxation, but you remain awake throughout the visit. Oral sedation is another option that uses oral medication to help you relax. 

Fluegge Family Dentistry also offers NuCalm®, a non-pharmaceutical treatment that safely creates brain waves that lead to deep relaxation. Safe and effective, NuCalm helps you get the treatment you need without fear or anxiety. 

To explore these options in greater detail, call the office to schedule a free consultation or book online in just a few clicks.