Dental phobia is a common concern for many dental patients and is a top reason why people do not get the dental treatment needed. At A Brighter Smile Dental Care, Dr. Michael R. Wiesner utilizes sedation dentistry, allowing you to sleep your way to a beautiful smile in Shreveport, Louisiana. Sedation dentistry can either be applied orally or by IV, depending on the dental practice.
Facts about sedation dentistry include how well it works and the safety protocol our dentist uses, to ensure it is safe for our patients. We help our patients know and understand the medication used, instructions on how to use it and cautions to consider. With sleep dentistry or conscious sedation, you are either asleep or cannot remember your appointment, making for an enjoyable experience at the dentist.
When you receive sedation dentistry, you need to have someone with you, who can drive you home from your appointment. Give yourself plenty of time to rest, as well. Some benefits of having sleep dentistry include:
-a pain-free experience
-little or no memory of the appointment
-less anxiety or stress about going to the dentist
-needed work can be accomplished, often in just one visit
-decreased visits to the dentist
-patients who have a difficult time getting numb will benefit from less worry about feeling pain
Typically, when you arrive in our office, we will give you a comfortable, warm blanket. We will then place you on a monitor to evaluate your vital signs, and either give you oral medication there, unless you opt to take it before your appointment.
Once your treatment is completed, you can rest and recover. If you have any questions or concerns, we ask you to please contact Dr. Michael R. Wiesner. We look forward to taking care of all your dental healthcare needs with sedation dentistry.