Who needs Sedation Dentistry?
Sedation dentistry is becoming a popular option for many people who have trouble with dental procedures. A sedation dentist can use anesthesia and other medications to calm the patient and make it possible for them to have the dental work they need, performed without fear or panic. Sedation dentistry can be used for many different procedures, ensuring patients that they will be able to enjoy their smiles in the future.
Small children often have trouble sitting still and may be afraid of the different noises and sights they see in a dentist’s office. It is important to try and put them at ease so the dentist can do his job. If the child is still uncomfortable, sedation may be necessary to guarantee they get the dental work that they need. For many children, it gives them what they need to be calm and relaxed during the procedure.
Individuals with Disabilities
Individuals with disabilities may not understand what is going on. Some may not like being touched. Sedation dentistry makes it possible to work on the patient without causing them undue stress or risking harm to themselves or the dentist. If an individual has a disability and wants to try sedation dentistry, they should consult with their physician.
Individuals who suffer from claustrophobia or other anxiety or panic disorders may not be able to sit through a dental appointment without having an anxiety attack. With sedation dentistry, they can stay calm and relaxed throughout the procedure without fear of having a panic attack. Partial or full sedation is available, depending on the needs of the patient.
Dr. Giulio Spagnuolo offers this option to patients in the London, ON area. If you want to learn more, call or visit We Smile Dentistry today! If you are a new patient, call (226) 605-0042. Existing patients can call (519) 661-0042 to schedule their appointment. Do not let fear or panic keep you from getting the dental care you need. Sedation dentistry can help!