Dublin dentist offers conscious sedation for most dental procedures
Dentists in the Dublin area have seen it all when it comes to dental anxieties. A fear of dental care is more common than people realize. Children, teenagers, adults, and even the elderly may become nervous when dental treatments are needed. This anxiety may stem from a variety of issues. It may be due to a past experience in the dental office that was negative or painful. It may be caused by patients who have a dislike of people in their personal space. Other patients may not know why they are fearful of the dentist. This can make it difficult for them to overcome their anxieties.
How do you overcome dental anxiety?
Due to some patients having a fear of the dentist, it is important for dental professionals to have options for patients to consider to reduce these anxieties. Dr. Munira Lokhandwala of StarBrite Dental offers oral conscious sedation for her patients. Oral conscious sedation is a sedative method that can be used while patients undergo a procedure. Some patients choose to have several procedures done in one appointment while sedated. It is a great way to achieve a more beautiful smile in less time.
How does oral conscious sedation work?
Oral conscious sedation works with the use of a prescription medication. Patients discuss their sedation needs with their dentist before their procedures. Dr. Munira Lokhandwala will determine if oral conscious sedation is appropriate and then prescribe the sedative. Patients pick up the prescription at their pharmacy and take it before their visit. Patients should arrange transportation to and from their appointment, as they should not be driving a vehicle. During the appointment, patients are relaxed but do not fall asleep. They are coherent and can answer questions and follow directions with ease.
If you are interested in finding out if oral conscious sedation is right for you, contact StarBrite Dental today at (925) 828-0252. Dr. Munira Lokhandwala and her staff work closely with patients to get them relaxed and at-ease about having dental procedures completed. We want to ensure patients have a positive experience each time they visit.