Sedation Dentistry

Dental Care Without The Anxiety

Sedation Dentistry Services Near New Hope, MNThe fear of pain in the course of dental treatment has caused millions of people to avoid regular visits. This anxiety results in unnecessary dental neglect, worsening of dental conditions, and future pain and expense. While it is unfortunate, it is preventable, and we can help!

If you exhibit any of the following characteristics, “Sedation Dentistry” may help you:

  • Fear of dental treatment
  • History of traumatic dental experiences
  • Difficulty getting numb
  • Extremely sensitive teeth
  • Complex dental problems
  • Experience sweaty palms or find yourself gripping the armrests of the dentist chair
  • You need complex treatment requiring long dental appointments

Sedation Dentistry can help you overcome the fears that stop you from seeking the dental care you need. Our office offers “sedation dentistry” and we would be pleased to discuss the options with you. Call now for a FREE Sedation Consult, we will take care of you. (763) 746 9033

Patients who are on other medications should consult with their medical doctor before taking sedatives. Previous allergic reactions to other drugs should also be reported to the sedation dentist.

Is Sedation Dentistry Right For You?

What Is Sedation Dentistry?

It’s important to know that a visit to the dentist can be a positive experience, even when treatment is necessary. Modern dentistry now offers safe, effective, and comfortable treatments to anxious and fearful patients.

Sedation dentistry is used to provide a relaxing and anxiety-free experience when receiving dental treatment. It enables individuals too afraid to go to the dentist to receive the dental care they need while avoiding the common apprehension known as dental phobia. We can make your dental visit a positive experience and help you improve the health of your teeth and give you the confidence you need to smile again!

Unlike General Anesthesia, where a patient is completely unconscious, patients under Conscious Sedation are able to respond to commands and breath on their own.

There are actually 14 different ways that sedation drugs can be administered. There are two primary ways that Sedation is administered in the Dental Office:

1. Enteral Conscious Sedation “Orally Administered Sedation”, sometimes called ”Sedation Dentistry” is administered by taking a pill. All body functions remain normal and the person is able to breathe on their own. The patient will often fall asleep. Some degree of amnesia is common. The disadvantage with this method of sedation, is that the level of sedation for each person is not predictable.

2. Inhalation Conscious Sedation, Nitrous Oxide/Oxygen Sedation also known as “laughing gas”. This is the most frequently used sedation method used in dentistry. All bodily functions remain normal and the person is able to breathe on their own. The patient will often fall asleep and experience some degree of amnesia about what happened during their dental appointment. Inhalation Sedation has been used my dentists for many years.

3. IV Sedation also known as Deep Conscious Sedation is usually used by Oral Surgeons and dentists with specialized training and special certification. With this type of sedation, medications are administered directly into the blood stream. The greatest advantage of IV Sedation is that if someone is not sedated enough, the doctor can administer more medication and the effects are instantaneous. IV Sedation is not used commonly in most dental offices because of the specialized advanced training required and the requirements for certification by the State Board of Dentistry. The drugs used for IV Sedation are more effective then the same drugs taken orally. There is a more profound amnesia associated with this technique.

Wake Up To A Beautiful Smile!

New Reopening Guidelines

Dear Comfort Dental Patient:

We hope this letter finds you and your family in good health. Our community has been through a lot over the last few months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your safety.

Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice and you may have seen this during your visits to our office. Our infection control processes are made so that when you receive care, it’s both safe and comfortable. We want to tell you about the infection control procedures we follow in our practice to keep patients and staff safe.

Our office follows infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). We follow the activities of these agencies so that we are up- to-date on any new rulings or guidance that may be issued.

You may see some changes when it is time for your next appointment. We made these changes to help protect our patients and staff. For example:

• Our office will communicate with you beforehand to ask some screening questions. You’ll be asked those same questions again when you are in the office.

• We have hand sanitizer that we will ask you to use when you enter the office. You will also find some in the reception area and other places in the office for you to use as needed.

• You may see that our waiting room will no longer offer magazines, children’s toys and so forth, since those items are difficult to clean and disinfect.

• Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients. That might mean that you’re offered fewer options for scheduling your appointment.

• We will do our best to allow greater time between patients to reduce waiting times for you, as well as to reduce the number of patients in the reception area at any one time.

• We ask that you contact the office once you arrive in the parking lot to let us know that you have arrived. We will then call you when we are ready to seat you.

• Upon arrival we will asking some screening questions and taking your temperature. Anyone with a temp over 99.5 degrees farenheit will be rescheduled.

• We require you to be wearing a mask when you come in for your appointment.

We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we take to keep our patients and staff safe in our practice. To make an appointment, please call our office at 763-746-9033 or email at info@comfortdentalmn.com.

Thank you for being our patient. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors and friends.

Sincerely,
George Rizkalla, DDS Team

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