What is Sedation Dentistry?
Sedation Dentistry refers to the use of sedatives before or during dental procedures. It helps to calm and relax a patient while undergoing dental procedures. He/she/they will not feel any anxiety or fear while on the dental chair. Sedation Dentistry is also called Sleep Dentistry, although you are still awake during the procedure.
Who can take Sedation Dentistry?
Patients who have a fear of dentistry and/or had traumatic dental experiences can benefit greatly from sedation dentistry. It is also helpful for patients who have difficulty getting numb, have a bad gag reflex and/or very sensitive teeth. Sedation may also be recommended for patients who dislike needles and shots, as well as the noises, smells, and tastes associated with dental care. Other patients who are afraid or embarrassed about their teeth or just want to be comfortable can discuss with Dr. Fred and Dr. Thad whether they can have sedation during their dental procedure. Some patients, who are planning to have extensive dental work, but have limited time to complete their dental care, can opt for sedation for faster accomplishment of dental procedures.
Sedation Dentistry in Lexington KY
At Schroeder Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, we believe that our patients deserve to feel confident and comfortable when they visit our office. That's why we provide sedation dentistry in Lexington KY for patients who experience anxiety. Sedation dentistry is a reliable and safe way to feel relaxed during procedures.
Sedation Dentistry uses oral sedatives to help you relax and can be used in conjunction with nitrous oxide. You will need someone to drive you to and from the office visit.
- We may give you a mild sedative to take the night before your appointment.
- You must avoid eating the morning of your procedure
- When you arrive, we will provide oral sedatives appropriate for the length and extensiveness of the procedure.
- You will be partially awake and breathing on your own during the procedure
- Do not drive for 24 hours
- That evening, it is important for a close friend or relative to be supportive during your healing process. Staying within speaking distance while providing necessary food and medication is certainly suggested.
In our office, we offer oral and nitrous oxide sedation. Please feel free to ask us about sedation dentistry at your next visit.
There is absolutely no reason for you to continue living in pain or with embarrassing dental problems. If you have questions about sedation dentistry in Lexington KY, our dental team is ready to answer your call.