Now Your Child Can Relax at the Dentist
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Understanding Sedation Dentistry
Sedation dentistry, often hailed as the 'game-changer' in modern dental care, employs specific medication methods to help patients relax and feel comfortable during dental procedures. Not only does it ensure the safety and comfort of nervous patients, but it also aids the dentist in performing procedures more efficiently.
The Smile Ninja Promise
Our team, led by experienced professionals, is dedicated to ensuring that your visit is a seamless blend of comfort and top-tier dental care. Our doctors have undergone extensive, specialized training, updated bi-annually, to offer sedation dentistry. And it's not just our doctors. Every assistant at Smile Ninja receives additional training to support our commitment to patient safety and care.
To ensure an unparalleled level of safety, our team meticulously examines each patient's health using a comprehensive checklist. From weighing the patient to assessing any underlying medical conditions, every detail is scrutinized to determine the most appropriate sedation method. Plus, with a rigorous inventory of emergency equipment and medications checked monthly and emergency drills every six months, your well-being is our topmost priority.
Your Sedation Options at Smile Ninja
What It Is: Oral sedation refers to the use of oral medication to create a state of moderate sedation. It's a combination of medicines that helps in relaxation and pain blocking.
The Experience: Under oral sedation, patients feel drowsy and might even drift into light sleep. However, if needed, they can still be roused and can respond to simple instructions. A significant benefit of this method is that many patients remember little to nothing of the procedure, making it perfect for those with intense dental anxieties.
Safety: Oral conscious sedation has an excellent safety record, with virtually no long-term side effects. Administered based on the patient's weight and prevailing medical conditions, it ensures the patient is comfortable and the procedure progresses smoothly.
What It Is: Laughing gas is a mild sedative inhaled through a mask placed over the nose.
The Experience: Laughing gas induces feelings of relaxation and euphoria. It's called 'laughing gas' for a reason - patients might feel light-hearted or even giggly. The effects wear off quickly once the mask is removed, allowing patients to return to their daily activities without any lingering drowsiness.
Safety: Laughing gas has been used in dental procedures for decades and is known for its safety and effectiveness.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Is sedation dentistry safe for children?
Yes, with our trained staff and thorough protocols, sedation dentistry is safe for children.
How long does the sedation effect last?
The duration varies depending on the type of sedation. Oral sedation might last longer than laughing gas, which wears off soon after the procedure.
Will I be unconscious during the procedure with oral sedation?
No, you'll be drowsy and might even doze off, but you'll still be somewhat responsive if prompted.
Can I drive my child home after their procedure with laughing gas?
Yes, the effects of laughing gas wear off rapidly, and your child will return to their usual state soon after the procedure.
How do you ensure safety during sedation?
Our team consistently monitors vital signs, conducts health checks prior to procedures, and is well-prepared with emergency equipment and protocols.
Is sedation dentistry covered by insurance?
Coverage varies based on your insurance plan. It's best to consult with your insurance provider or our office for specific details.