Sedation Dentistry FAQs
Frequently Asked Questions about Sedation Dentistry in Belpre, OH
What is the first step?
Am I a candidate for sedation?
Do I need sedation dentistry?
How are sedatives administered?
How does IV Sedation work?
What if I’m afraid of needles?
What are the benefits of sedation?
Simply call us at 740-423-5551 or submit our Appointment Request. Our Sedation Team will answer any questions you have and ask you some simple questions to help support you in getting the best care for you.
If you are ready, schedule a time that works for you to come in for welcoming visit. At this visit, we will gather information regarding your health and discuss your needs and desires. A quick digital X-ray and look inside your mouth will help us guide you in selecting the best option for you.
Before sedation, Dr. Huffman will guide you through a discussion of your complete medical history and concerns so that the ideal option for you can be chosen. It is important that you mention any surgeries, herbals taken, or the possibility of pregnancy.
Sedation is desirable if you have one or more of the following: a severe gag response, a dental fear or phobia, hard to get numb, personal or work time constraints, or complex dental needs. Dental sedation can help overcome these hurdles and make it easier to get the new, healthy smile you need with the comfortable care you deserve.
Sedatives are given to patients in a variety of ways, including medication by mouth, under the tongue, inhalation through the nose, or intravenously (through the veins). Method of administration depends on the type of sedation.
You will be given IV sedation medication delivered through a very small needle placed in either the top of your hand or your inner elbow. This is a similar process to many other out-patient procedures you might experience. The medications work quickly because they enter the veins.
You’re not alone and we understand. Before using IV sedation, we offer patients Nitrous Oxide to calm them or give them oral medications the night before to help reduce the fear of the prick. Use of these additional sedation options allows many patients to be unaware of the needle. Don’t let your fear keep you from getting the smile you’ve been dreaming of for years.
Patients enjoy relaxation and their anxiety alleviated. More treatment can be completed in one sitting. If an easily triggered gag reflex, difficulty in getting numb, or small opening to your mouth present barriers to your care, sedation can supply the comfort and relaxation to you that allows us to deliver our signature high-quality care.