At our dental practice, Lepore Comprehensive Dentistry, we are proud to offer sedation dentistry for our patients. Our Palm Harbor sedation dentist, Dr. Ryan Lepore, offers oral conscious sedation dentistry for our most anxious patients, or for patients who have special needs regarding their dental care.
There are many reasons why a patient may need sedation dentistry treatment. Sometimes the patient is simply too anxious about having dental treatment, and will not even be able to visit the dentist because of it. This means that the person will not receive the dental care that they need, and small dental problems will quickly turn into larger ones. This creates a vicious cycle in which the person needs more advanced dental treatment, but they become more fearful of the dental visit and what they feel it may entail. With oral conscious sedation dentistry, patients are able to remain perfectly comfortable and calm at our office while they receive the dental care that they need. For other patients, it may be difficult for them to remain comfortably seated for an extended period of time. In this case, oral conscious sedation is helpful, as well. It is also helpful for people who have a very active gag reflex or who do not experience pain relief from local anesthesia, such as Novocain. Oral conscious sedation is a safe and effective way in which our Palm Harbor sedation dentist can provide dental care at our office. It is not like general anesthesia which usually is administered in a hospital. During the oral conscious sedation, the patient remains conscious at all times and breathing completely on his or her own. With oral conscious sedation, our dentist can perform all dental procedures while the patient remains relaxed and unaware that the dental work is being done.
To learn more about oral conscious sedation by our Palm Harbor sedation dentist, contact us today.