Rochester Sedation Dentistry
Anxiety and fear of dental treatments is very common. Our caring team understands that, and we are committed to provide you with the most relaxed, stress-free visit possible. For some patients, having the treatment done while under sedation may be the best option.
With safety being our priority, we collaborate with a Board-Certified Anesthesiologist who will be administering the IV sedation and will monitor you with sophisticated equipment throughout your procedure. During the sedation, you will be in a light state of sleep, free of any worries or pain. As a bonus feature, while sedated you will not have a sense of the time passing, nor will you remember anything that happened during the procedure. This is especially helpful for longer procedures.
If you have any questions or would like to know if IV sedation may be right for you, please ask our team. We will be happy to discuss all options with you to ensure your visit with us is relaxed, comfortable, and enjoyable.
At our office, we understand that some individuals may feel apprehensive about visiting the dentist. This is why we are pleased to offer sedation services. Rochester sedation dentistry allows patients to completely relax during any procedure. There are certain circumstances when sedation is used most often.
Common Circumstances For Sedation Use
Low Pain Threshold
Many patients are able to deal with a great amount of pain, and few things bother them. However, no two people
are alike. If you are a person who has a low tolerance for pain, you are probably more sensitive in your mouth. Although some individuals take OTC pain medications before dental visits, these do not always work sufficiently. Sedation offers the ability to be “unconscious” during a treatment so that no aches or pains are experienced. Most times, a dentist will be able to finish the procedure in a quicker manner as well.
Very Sensitive Teeth
As a person’s enamel begins to wear away, tooth sensitivity is heightened. Gum disease can lead to exposed roots. This raises sensitivity as well. During a dental treatment, a person with sensitive teeth is likely to be uncomfortable. Even the slightest poke or scrape may cause pain. Having sensitive teeth may raise an individual’s anxiety as well. When this is an issue, sedation dentistry can make a procedure much more simple to complete.
Bad Gag Reflex
A person’s gag reflex is commonly triggered when his or her mouth’s roof or back of the tongue is touched. Since this is involuntary, it can be difficult to control. Some people have a stronger reflex than others. When it is extreme, dental work can be tricky. Most procedures will involve contact in this area. This includes restorations and cleanings. It is especially difficult to treat teeth in the back of the mouth. When a person is sedated, the gag reflex will not be an issue.
Large Amounts of Dental Work
When a person requires an extensive amount of restorative or cosmetic work, discomfort may run high. Even though local anesthetics may be used, this type of relief may not be enough to stop all of the pain. Also, many patients get anxious with the thought of sitting in the dentist’s chair for prolonged periods of time. For these reasons, many individuals will benefit from sedation dentistry in Rochester, NY.
Children’s Dental Procedures
Many children are afraid to go to the dentist. This means that when they are in need of invasive procedures, it can be difficult for a dentist to gain access to their mouths. To make sure that the children are comfortable and relaxed, sedation dentistry is a popular option. It keeps them calm so that all treatments can be performed without hassle.
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