Do you suffer from dental anxiety? Sedative treatments may be a great option for you in improving the experience at our dental office! We offer conscious oral sedation, IV sedation, nitrous oxide, and local anesthetic. Depending on your circumstances, we can also assist you in selecting the proper sedative option for you.
It is quite common to have questions about sedation, which is why our Converse dentist, Dr. Alexander Ferdkoff has taken the time to answer some of the more common questions that patients ask about dental sedation.
What Sedation Options Do You Offer?
We offer a number of different sedative options in Converse for all of our patients: Oral sedation, IV sedation, nitrous oxide, and local anesthetic. While each offer their own unique benefits, it is important to inform you dentist about which choices would best suit your specific needs.
What Should I Expect Before, During and After Sedation?
Sedation often puts patients into a deeply relaxed or sleep-like state during treatment which is why it’s effective in treating dental anxiety. However, it is critical for patients to be prepared prior to coming in for sedative treatments. For instance, some patients may need a method to return home (whether with a friend or relative), as they may not be awake or responsive enough to safely get home.
Is Dental Sedation Safe?
Yes! Dental sedation is not only safe but it has been a tested and reliable option for patients for many years. Regardless of your age or circumstances, our team can safely administer and monitor sedation without causing discomfort. Our team can also provide aftercare to our patients to ensure that they know what to expect as the effects wear off.
Can My Child Use Sedative Treatments?
Yes, children can safely undergo dental sedation. In fact, many children will benefit from sedation, especially those who have severe anxiety or special needs. Our team can work with you to determine which option would best benefit your child as well as the frequency in its application.