We are excited to announce that we now have the capabilities to offer full IV sedation at our Manchester, NH dental practice. We’ve been offering oral sedation and nitrous oxide for years, but due to limitations or training and equipment, have never been able to offer IV sedation before. While oral sedation is a great solution for people with moderate to severe dental fear, there has still been a percentage of patients who needed to be fully put to sleep. In the past, we have had to refer these cases to medical facilities that had what they needed.
In March of 2018, we partnered with Blue Sky Solutions Group, and they are now able to bring hospital-level anesthesia to our practice. This allows us to treat more patients who need help. Often these are patients who have high anxiety and dental phobia or have a sensitive gag reflex that prevents work from being done. We are so excited to be able to get the proper care to these people and also to have the capability of doing these procedures in our facility, where the patients can be comfortable.
At Mann Family Dental, IV sedation is customized to the patient's needs. Through an IV, you are given medication that puts you in a dreamlike state of sleep. During your procedure, you are given medication through the IV to help decrease pain, inflammation, and nausea for approximately four or more hours after you leave the office. After you wake up you will have no recollection of your dental procedure and minimal to no discomfort.
If you have been putting off dental work because of a deep fear of the dentist or other complications, please consider contacting us. If you know someone who might need this kind of procedure, please spread the word. Our goal is to reach more people we can help, and your help in doing so is greatly appreciated.