Have you avoided the dentist because you’re afraid of the potential for pain? Does the idea of sitting in a dentists’ chair for a prolonged period make you nervous? Do you have a strong gag reflex and worry about getting dental treatments because of that?
If you have any of these issues, or any other that make you avoid the dentist and neglect your oral health, the sedation dentists from Westermeier Martin Dental Care explain sedation dentistry is appropriate for people who:
In some cases, children are given sedation, usually nitrous oxide, if they can’t or won’t sit still for a dental procedure.
Most dentists in the Buffalo, New York area can administer minimal sedation, such as nitrous oxide or pills. Dentists need to be specially trained and accredited to administer moderate sedation or IV sedation.
As with any type of anesthesia there is always a risk. Dental sedation is safe when administered by an experienced dentist.
Prior to the sedation and dental procedure your dentist will:
You will want to ask the dentist how much experience he has in administering sedation and how many procedures he or she has performed using sedation.
During the procedure your dentist will monitor your vital signs and can easily reverse the sedation if necessary.
Contact our office if you need to schedule a dental examination, but have been putting it off because of fear or anxiety. You may find that sedation dentistry will help you get through a dental procedure and get you on the road to a healthy, beautiful smile.