Are you afraid to go to the dentist? Have you put off having your teeth cleaned or broken teeth replaced? Are you missing fillings or caps? If It’s been a while since you have visited a dentist, sedation dentistry might be right for you.
When patients call our office in Buffalo, NY they will ask us about sedation dentistry, especially once they know we offer that as an option for our high-fear, low pain threshold patients. Even patients who have a sensitive gag reflect benefit from sedation dentistry. We tell people who call the office that nitrous oxide is offered free of charge and opting for that can be done while you’re in the chair! You won’t have to make a decision beforehand, if you don’t want to, and you won’t have to reschedule if you decide that you need nitrous.
Who is sedation dentistry appropriate for?
Keep in mind that not all dentists in Buffalo, New York can offer sedation dentistry.
They must be trained and accredited to do so. The dentists at Westermeier Martin Dental Care can administer nitrous oxide or pills to patients. We can also provide deep sedation or IV sedation to our patients because of our training and accreditation. Be aware, though that both oral and IV sedation and general anesthesia are types of sedation that will require you to arrange for transportation both to and from your appointment.
How safe is sedation dentistry?
Any dental or medical procedure that involves anesthesia has inherent risk. When sedation is administered by the experienced sedation dentists at Westermeier Martin Dental care it is a safe procedure. When you opt for sedation dentistry you will need to meet with our dental team so they can confirm you are healthy enough for the sedation chosen. It’s important that you tell us your health history and disclose any complications you’ve had with anesthesia in the past.
What will our dental team do prior to your sedation visit?
Regular dental care is crucial to your oral health and your overall health. Sedation dentistry makes it pain-free and relieves stress from high fear patients so they don’t neglect their dental health.
Read more about the levels of sedation we offer here.