Second only to the health of our patients is the comfort of our patients. We understand you may not want to experience your dental procedures due to fear or discomfort. Sedation Dentistry is something that we have made available to all of our patients. Dr. Vogt wants to make sure that you are not afraid or experiencing any pain or discomfort.
If you have had bad experiences in the past that make you uncomfortable with the dentist, don't worry.
Most patients remember very little or none of their appointments after being under conscious sedation.
Patients with behavioral issues that couldn't normally see the dentist are able to receive care.
We can treat patients with a physical or mental handicap that would otherwise have a difficult time while under the care of the dentist.
Sedation dentistry allows Dr. Vogt to perform more work in less time allowing for multiple procedures to occur at once.
This type of sedation doesn't require intubation. You won't have to deal with a sore throat, damage to the vocal cords, or any other common side effect from normal sedation.
SEDATION DENTISTRY DETAILS
Sedation dentistry is a proven clinical approach used to help you get the dental care you need that you might have otherwise skipped due to fear or discomfort. Almost every procedure uses some type of sedation.
We have several ways to help our patients avoid any pain during their visit. We can use a combination of oral medication, local numbing shots, nitrous oxide gas to make the experience better.
Inhaled Minimal Sedation – Nitrous Oxide (laughing Gas)
You can request to breath nitrous oxide which is mixed with oxygen and delivered to the patient through the use of a mask. Nitrous oxide, often referred to as laughing gas, causes a calm and euphoric feeling. It does not reduce the pain of surgery so local anesthetics are still required. The effect quickly wears off afterwards.
Oral Sedation Medication
Oral sedation medication is taken in pill form and can help calm the patient and brings them to a minimal to moderately sedated state. You will still be conscious but it is possible for you to fall asleep. Generally you can be awakened with a gentle shake.
The local anesthesia shots are used during any type of surgery or invasive process to numb the teeth and gums completely. Your cheeks and lips may also experience numbness. The effects wear off within a few hours of your appointment.
You may have been avoiding the dentist for some time due to a persistent fear or a bad memory. No need to worry, we understand. You’re not alone. Lot’s of people are apprehensive about coming to the dentist for many reasons.
This is why we offer you the option to be sedated. Aside from the more commonly known local anesthesias and nitrous gas sedations, conscious sedation is an option that helps patients get the care they need.
Before the procedure starts you are given medications that will help you relax. You may doze in and out of sleep during the procedure and may remember little or none of your time in the office.
Sedation dentistry might be right for you if you or your children have any of the following:
Every patient’s situation is different. We would love to discuss payment options with you. Please call our office at 317-643-9434.