For many people, going to the dentist can be a nerve-wracking experience. If you require a specific procedure that is complex or one you have never had before, your anxiety can spike even more. Luckily, there is a solution that can help make your next dental procedure a more comfortable experience.
Serving patients throughout Clifton Park, Burnt Hills, East Glenville, NY, and the surrounding communities, at Lake Hill Dental Care, we offer sedation dentistry to help our patients relax during their procedure. Sedation can help calm patients with dental anxiety or fear as well as dull their sensitivity to pain and control the gag reflex. Dedicated to helping our patients better understand this approach, our team has put together the following information regarding sedation dentistry. If you are considering sedation dentistry for yourself or a loved one, continue reading below or call our office and let our friendly and knowledgeable dentists answer your questions.
Speak to Your Physician First
If you have an existing condition such as high blood pressure, heart disease, or diabetes, it is important to check with your physician before having us perform any procedure using sedation dentistry. In most cases, you will still be able to undergo sedation. However, your health is our number one priority and we want to ensure there will be no harmful effects to you. Speaking to your doctor first will help ensure you fully understand any potential risks as well as the benefits associated with sedation dentistry.
Typical Sedation Techniques
As there are many different types of sedation, our staff will work closely with you to determine the best possible method based on your needs. For more details on our available sedation options, we ask that you give us a call or schedule a free sedation consultation.
What You Should Expect
For those who choose sedation dentistry, many report having little-to-no memory of the procedure itself, only a sense of peace and calm. In addition to helping patients feel more relaxed during their visit, sedation dentistry has several other benefits that can improve the overall dental experience. For example, the patient being able to remain calm for a longer period of time allows our dentist to complete more work in fewer visits. This makes it an ideal choice for someone who may need multiple treatments or a more lengthy procedure.
Please note that not all sedation methods will take full effect immediately and may need to be adjusted throughout the procedure. It should also be noted that you may or may not be able to drive yourself home based on the sedation technique that is used. When you schedule your consultation at Lake Hill Dental Care, our caring family dentist will review your specific procedure and the sedation process with you in detail so that you will be able to plan accordingly.
if you live in East Glenville, NY; Burnt Hills, NY; Clifton Park, NY; or the surrounding areas and are interested in sedation dentistry, please give us a call to see if this approach is right for you.