Sedation

IV Sedation

Here at Auburn Family Dental, our skilled dentist Dr. Behnaz Raisdana is experienced in caring for patients who experience varying levels of dental anxiety.

If you suffer from dental phobias or anxieties, you may want to consider IV sedation therapy in order to keep your stress and anxiety levels under control during your dental procedure.

What To Expect With IV Sedation

Like other forms of dental sedation, IV sedation is used to help you stay comfortable, calm, and pain-free during your procedure at our office. The medicine will be administered through an IV and you will begin to feel the effects quite quickly. While under sedation, you may feel extremely relaxed but you won’t fall asleep. You’ll still be able to respond to instructions while being unaware of the sounds and smells of the office. Dr. Behnaz Raisdana will be able to monitor your vitals constantly and adjust your levels of sedation accordingly.

When speaking to Dr. Raisdana about IV sedation therapy, please be sure to mention any existing medical issues you suffer from, medications you take, and the levels of anxiety you may be feeling about your dental procedure. This will help us decide which sedation option is right for your particular circumstances.

Please keep in mind that anyone receiving IV sedation therapy will need to have a ride home from our office. In addition, please refrain from eating or drinking for at least 6 hours prior to your procedure.

To schedule an appointment at our Wichita, Kansas family dental office, or for more information about IV sedation, please contact Auburn Family Dental.

General Anesthesia

At Auburn Family Dental, your comfort during your procedure is important to all of us at the office. We know that dental treatment is probably not at the top of anyone’s list of fun things to do, but we strive to make each and every procedure as painless and stress-free as possible.

Why General Anesthesia May Be Used

We use general anesthesia to help prevent pain and control anxiety in many of our patients. General anesthesia is recommended for patients who:

  • Experience dental anxiety
  • Have an allergy or intolerance to local anesthetic
  • Require an especially painful or invasive dental procedure
  • Have an exaggerated gag reflex
  • Suffer from special needs that make it difficult to stay still for sustained periods of time

Depending on the level of sedation, you may feel extremely relaxed or drowsy, however, you will be awake and conscious throughout your appointment. Additionally, you may not remember much of the procedure but this is completely normal as well.

The most common form of sedation dentistry is the use of nitrous oxide (also called laughing gas). The nitrous is always used in conjunction with oxygen and will allow you stay conscious but very sedated. This may be used in addition to other types of anesthesia or on its own.

If you suffer from dental anxiety or have questions regarding general anesthesia, please don’t hesitate to contact Auburn Family Dental today. We want to make sure you’re confident in your procedure and aware of all of your sedation and anesthetic options.