Dentist Harrisonburg VA| Is Sedation Dentistry Safe?

Sedation dentistry also known as sleep dentistry in Harrisonburg VA, and it is a dental solution meant for those patients who fear and dread going to the dentist. These people could either fear needles, have sensitive teeth and gums or just have difficulty in getting numb. Sedation dentistry is one such way in which dentists in Harrisonburg can perform whatever procedure with no pain whatsoever involved, and it tends to relax the patients. Sedation dentistry is very useful when it comes to invasive dental procedures such as installation of dental crowns, dental implants and other forms of dental related procedures.

At Shenandoah Valley Implant Institute in Harrisonburg Va, we are proud to offer our patients different forms of sedation dentistry. We offer both oral sedation and nitrous depending on your particular needs. The sedative choices we use are not meant to put you to sleep but to relax you and take the edge off during any given procedure so that you can resume your normal day when you leave our office. It is simple…you take a prescribed medicine (pill) by one of our doctors one hour before you come to our office and by the time the procedure has begun, you are very comfortable for the duration of the treatment.

The medication used in sedation dentistry is very safe and it will ensure that you feel no pain at all, and with that giving you a relaxed feeling during the procedure. Doctors Steve Saunders, Vic Saunders, and Jeff Dickson of the Shenandoah Valley Implant Institute are one team of specialized dentists. These dentists perform sedation dentistry using local anesthesia. The reason for this is that local anesthesia is very safe for the patients, and in the event of something going wrong they will be in a better position to treat you.

It is our priority to provide you the highest level of dental care but more importantly our responsibility to maintain your safety while doing so. That is why our doctors have taken the additional steps necessary to acquire hospital privileges at our local hospital operating rooms in Harrisonburg VA that are routinely given to surgeons. In the event you have a more complex medical history, we can provide you high quality dental care and do so in an atmosphere that best serves your particular needs.

During your entire dental procedure, you will be closely monitored by these dentists alongside their assistants so as to ensure that there are no problems at all.

It is of great importance that you tell your sedation dentist if you are taking in any other medication prior to your sedation dentistry. This is so that your sedation dentist is well aware of your condition and with that avoiding any complications that could have risen due to your medication.

A seven year study was carried out over 35,000 patients who were given local based anesthesia by dental surgeons from Rockingham hospital of which most are members of the American Dental Association of Oral Surgeons. After the study it was noted that only 6 percent of the patients suffered from minor side effects such as nausea after using the anesthesia. There were whatsoever no long-term effects that resulted from use of the anesthesia.

Normally after undergoing a dental sedation procedure, you will most certainly feel drowsy and more of drunk, and your dentist would definitely recommend that someone else drive you home. Under these circumstances in which you would have fallen under due to the anesthesia you will not by any means be able to operate a motor vehicle, bicycle or just about any other form of machinery. Using public transport can also be a problem especially if you are too drowsy or too disoriented to get yourself home.

Personally I would recommend sedation dentistry as a form of very safe dentistry, and further more it has more advantages as compared to simply undergoing dental surgery without sedation.

If you require more information with regard to sedation dentistry, you are free to visit your nearest dental surgeon or the dental department at the Rockingham Memorial Hospital where you will get the best advice and information from the best.

With the introduction and use of dental sedation, a lot of work has been cut out for dentists in addition to their work being made easier.

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Shenandoah Valley Implant Institute
Dr. Steve Saunders, Dr. Vic Saunders, Dr Jeff Dickson
119 A University Blvd.
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
Phone: 540-434-8575
Fax: 540-433-5175

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