Oral Sedation Dentistry
June 24, 2016
Sedation dentistry is for patients who have avoided the dentist out of fear and anxiety. It allows the dentist to provide a relaxed, comfortable and safe experience for the patient, making the patient lose his/her fear of going to see the dentist.
A dentist that has been well trained in sedation dentistry can effectively execute the oral sedation dentistry. The dentist will make you feel relaxed by using certain proven and well-established protocols while administering some sedation medications sublingually (another word for under the tongue) and orally. Depending on the patient's physical and emotional needs, these protocols that will be administered can be customized.
A lot of Americans who would have been terrified or filled with anxiety, have been able to get the dental care they need by going to the dentist for their oral conscious sedation. Dentists who have undergone serious and comprehensive training from the DOCS (Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation) have a unique tool they use in treating their patients comfortably and safely, enabling them to be able to correct years of neglect in a few visits.
With oral sedation dentistry, there's no need for you to be scared of going to see the dentist because of the dental drills or the needles that will be poked through your gums, there's no need for you to be worried about having multiple visits either, your dental experience will be one filled with comfort, you'll feel no pain and above all, you'll feel relaxed.
So, we've been talking about oral sedation dentistry, but what does it really involve?
There are a lot of factors you need to consider before get yourself involved in sedation dentistry. At Livonia Dental Care, we will walk you through every step of the process, right from the day before your treatment starts to the day you are ready to go back home.
You'll undergo pre-treatment consultation where we'll check your dental history, level of anxiety and other factors that have to do with your health. Risks may occur if sedations are prescribed without the dentist having an in-depth knowledge of your medical background. Therefore, it is very important for the dentist to have a full history of your medical status so as to ascertain if there's anything of note before prescribing sedatives. Also, details about your lifestyle and dietary habits should be discussed since there are some sedatives that may react to food supplements, smoking or drinking and vitamins. At Livonia Dental Care, you'll be advised what food you should and shouldn't eat, before and after the treatment. Once all of these details has been checked, the kind of sedative you'll use will be prescribed by the dentist, including the dosage.
Sometimes, you might need the help of a friend or a family member who will be able to drive you down to the clinic and will also be able to stay with you for a few hours afterwards. Depending on the patient, the effects of sedation can come up quickly or take time before it wears off. After the treatment, some people may feel sedated for an hour or two, making the home assistance essential until the effects wear off.
You gain a lot of benefits when you undergo sedation dentistry. One of them is that, you won't be time conscious. Some procedure which might actually take an hour to perform might seem to last for just a few minutes if you are under sedation. Also you won't need loads of appointments before some complex procedures can be completed. Also it allows you to build your confidence, since you time at the dentistry will be anxiety free, relaxing and comfortable because your treatment will be painless. This will make you have the courage to visit the dentist more often which will enable you to have a regular schedule with the dentist, hereby giving you the access of having a proper oral health.
If you are in need of the oral sedation dentistry service (also known as sleep, anxiety free, or relaxation dentistry), you can get this unique and comfortable dental care at Livonia Dental Care, where you will be cared for in a comprehensive and comfortable way. Taking care of your oral health doesn't have to be a painful experience. Come to Livonia Dental Care and you'll experience a wonderful dental care that is painless, relaxing and comforting. At Livonia Dental Care, we'll keep that winning smile forever on your face.