- March 1, 2016
Have you ever had surgery of any kind? Whether inpatient or outpatient there’s usually a sedation factor: it makes the procedure easier on everyone! Many of the patients we see at our Ortonville dentist office seem to believe that dental sedation doesn’t follow the same rules – most believe it’s only for patients who are scared of dental care.
While the nervous patient can benefit greatly from dental sedation they aren’t the only one. There are several kinds of patients who will find sedation to be a great option for them – you might even be one!
Who Can Benefit From Dental Sedation?
Everyone has different needs, constraints, and desires when it comes to dental care. Almost all of those people could benefit from sedation at some point in their lives, which is why we’re glad to offer three different levels to all our patients!
- Nitrous Oxide is ideal for short appointments: it isn’t too strong and wears off quickly after your appointment. You’ll feel calm and at ease while under the effects of nitrous, which is commonly called “laughing gas.”
- Oral Sedation is a pill prescribed to you prior to your procedure. You’ll take it before you come in, and by the time you sit down in our dental chair you’ll already be feeling really relaxed. It lasts longer, is stronger, and also has an amnesic quality so you won’t remember the procedure at all.
- IV Sedation is just like the “twilight” sedation that you get at the hospital. You’ll be awake, but completely unaware of what’s going on.
So, where do these sedation levels have their greatest effect? It all depends on who you are and what you need!
Busy People: We’re Here For You!
Not every dental procedure can be resolved in one quick visit, and the reason for that isn’t because the work is too complicated. We like to break up procedures because they’re difficult for patients, and sitting through a full deep cleaning or a multiple implant procedure can be really taxing.
If you’re a busy person who can’t take multiple trips away from work, children, or other obligations then sedation is a great idea for you. With sedation you can have more complex work done in a single sitting, allowing you to get on with your life with less interruptions!
It can be hard to find babysitters multiple times, take multiple vacation days, or leave a project sitting all on account of your teeth, and now you don’t have to!
The Nervous Patient: We Can’t Forget You!
We would be remiss if we didn’t mention nervous patients when talking about sedation: they’re a big reason we offer it as a service! A lot of people simply can’t handle dental care, and we understand why: it can be intimidating, stressful, and uncomfortable.
Nervous patients can benefit a lot from even the lowest levels of sedation. Nitrous oxide can be enough to take the edge off of dental care, leaving you relaxed and at peace with the care you’re going to receive.
We’re always glad to offer sedation to anyone who needs it. We only ask that you come to Brandon Family Dental with an open mind toward your dental care: we’re not here to hurt you – we want to keep your smile healthy for years to come!
Special Needs Patients
If you’re responsible for someone else’s care you know how stressful medical visits of any kind can be. Sometimes people simply don’t understand what kind of care they need, and dentistry is one of the most in-your-face types of medicine out there.
For patients who might not understand or who could react poorly to even the simplest dental procedures we recommend sedation. It can make care a lot easier to provide and receive, especially for patients who might become a danger to themselves during treatment.
We’re happy to discuss any special considerations a patient may need ahead of their appointment. We want to make dental care great for every single person we see!
Sedation: It Can Help!
These three types of people are hardly the only ones who can benefit from sedation – you might be able to think of other kinds of people right off the top of your head. Some of them could even be you, so don’t exclude your needs from this list either!
If you want to find peace with your dental care then call our Ortonville office right away at 248-469-0218 or request an appointment by filling out our online form. We look forward to seeing you soon!