Sometimes, patients need special care from their dentists. Whether due to anxiety or certain medical conditions, routine care can be difficult. We have a number of options available, including dental sedation, to help those of all ages with special needs.
Some people have minor anxiety, where they feel a bit nervous about seeing the dentist. We can usually help them calm down by explain the procedure in detail and answering any questions or concerns. However, some people have severe anxiety, which makes undergoing even routine procedures a scary prospect. To help them, we may recommend sedation, which helps patients enter a calm and relaxed state with little to no memory of the procedure afterward. Don’t let your fears prevent you from enjoying a healthy and beautiful smile!
Medical Conditions and Development Disorders
Along with anxiety, some patients may have certain medical conditions or developmental disorders that impact their ability to undergo treatment, whether a cleaning or a crown placement. Again, we can talk to them and also offer sedation. We always take a look at a patient’s current health and their medical history before we recommend a calming solution. We also have an anesthesiologist on hand for procedures involving our more serious sedation options.
What Sedation Options Do You Offer?
We have three different options available. The first is nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas. Administered through a mask over the nose, the gas calms patients and then wears off when the procedure ends, so the patient can return to his or her normal routine. Oral sedation provides a more serious state of calming and will require a friend or family member to drive the person home. Finally, we can combine the two for serious cases of anxiety. If you have any questions or concerns, then please contact hesitate to contact our team today.
Do You Have Questions About Special Needs Dentistry?
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