At Pristine Periodontics and Implants, we know that some of our patients are a bit fearful of going to the dentist, and the thought of undergoing a procedure may prevent them from getting the care they need.
Dr. Sayed and our team want you to feel safe and comfortable for your dental implant treatment by relieving any uneasiness you have. We offer IV sedation dentistry here at our Birmingham office to help reduce pain and anxiety during your procedure.
Intravenous sedation is administered directly into the bloodstream. Depending on the type and dosage, you’ll experience a calming effect, drowsiness, minor amnesia, and tingling sensations. Within 2 or 3 minutes, you’ll experience a full-body euphoria and pain goes away while peace settles in.
Intravenous (IV) sedation is administered through your vein and it’ll begin to make you feel sleepy, but you won’t completely fall asleep. Most patients enter a state of mind where they don’t really know what’s going on but still can respond to commands if necessary.
At our dental office, we bring in a professional anesthesiologist for your IV sedation so we can provide you with superior dental care. Many dentists choose to administer and supervise the anesthesia themselves, but this can take their focus away from the surgery.
Dr. Sayed wants 100% of his attention to be on your implant surgery, while our anesthesiologist is 100% focused on monitoring your blood pressure, breathing, heart rate, and level of consciousness. This provides our patients with the highest level of care, relief, and safety.
Bringing in a board-certified anesthesiologist to help calm your nerves for your dental implant procedure has proven to help our patients tremendously. It’s one of the safest, most effective forms of dental sedation available and offers additional benefits, including:
Sedation dentistry is a great way for patients with dental phobia or anxiety to get through their fear and receive the dental care they need. Dr. Sayed can help you decide if IV sedation is best for you at your initial consultation.
Along with being afraid of the dentist, patients may also need sedation if they:
Various levels of sedation are available, and we customize it depending on the factors of each patient’s procedure. Here at Pristine Periodontics and Implants, we offer:
When being under dental sedation, it’s safest to allow 24 hours for the sedation to fully wear off. Dr. Sayed will use a different level of sedation for each patient according to the procedure and their comfort levels. Most patients will undergo conscious sedation, meaning you’ll be awake during the procedure but you’ll be so relaxed you won’t feel a thing.
Make sure to bring someone with you that you can trust to drive you home after your procedure and avoid performing any tasks that may put you in danger due to the sedation.
By putting your safety and needs first, Dr. Sayed is dedicated to making your dental implant treatment as comfortable as possible. We encourage anyone who may be fearful of the dentist to ask about IV sedation with our team to ensure you are at ease throughout this process. Come in for your consultation to discuss your next step towards a new smile.
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Dr. Abdullah Sayed
2425 East Lincoln St., Suite 100
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Tuesday: 7AM - 2PM
Wednesday: 1PM - 7PM
Thursday: 8AM - 2PM