Dental Sedation for Special Needs

Dental Sedation for Special Needs

Posted by Dr. Kevlyn on Apr 11 2022, 01:10 PM

Patients with special needs find it challenging to sit still in the dental chair for a long time. It is tough for them to follow the directions from the dentist or to overcome fears and anxiety. This is when dental sedation comes to help.  

Patients with physical disabilities, developmental disorders, and behavioral problems require more support and care to feel relaxed and anxious-free during the procedure. Dental sedation makes them feel relaxed and safe. It gives them a stress-free experience. They can get dental care in a manner that is safe for them. 

Why Choose Sedation Dentistry? 

Dental sedation delivers absolute comfort and relief before, during, and after the procedure. It is an effective method for reducing phobia. Patients with special needs benefit from dental sedation as they feel it is helpful until the completion of the treatment. 

Sedation dentistry helps patients with special needs in many ways. Sedation dentistry also helps those patients who find it difficult to sit still in the dental chair for dental treatments. It can also reduce the risk of injury to a larger extent. 

Sedation dentistry makes patients with special needs feel happier and relaxed about treatment. It also helps them to manage their anxiety. It also prevents accidental movement during the procedure and helps them to cooperate. 

Types of Sedation

The dentist should ensure that the patient with special needs receives dental care most comfortably. Dental sedation helps patients with special needs to receive treatment in a non-threatening manner. 

Oral sedation 

The prescribed sedative medication is taken by mouth in oral sedation. There are different sedatives available depending on the range of outcomes. While one type calms the patient, the other puts them to sleep. 

Oral sedation is perfect for patients with disabilities. It allows the dentist to complete the work safely. The patient does not remember what happens during the procedure as it limits their memory. 

IV Sedation

The dentist here administers a continuous dose of sedation. IV sedation is required when the patient needs extensive dental work for a prolonged period. This is suitable for patients who cannot control their movements or comprehend what is going on. The medication relaxes the patient so that the dentist can perform safely. 

Schedule an appointment with Belleview Family Dentistry for patients with special needs. Visit us at 8200 E Belleview Ave # 425 East Tower, Greenwood Village, CO 80111. Contact us at (303) 290-0962 or visit our website to book an appointment. 

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