Natural Smiles, A Sedation Dentist in Salem, OR
Natural Smiles, a sedation dentist in Salem, OR make it possible for persons who are timid about going to the dentist able to tolerate the dentist’s chair. Some people are hesitant about going to a dentist for any type of care – even for preventive care like cleanings and x-rays. However deciding to stay away from the dentist’s office can have some negative consequences. Regular dental checkups and care can help one avoid health problems such as infections that may be associated with poor dental hygiene. A sedation dentist is specially trained to administer medications that can help a patient relax during dental care.
IV or intravenous sedation is used when lighter types of sedation might not be appropriate. This might be used during an extraction or during treatments where a Salem patient might experience pain. The dentist can control the level of medication given with IV sedation. General anesthesia is known as deep sedation and is given whenever a patient is undergoing major dental surgery. This type of sedation might be given when several teeth require extraction or when a procedure might be very painful. Patients undergoing this type of sedation usually need to be observed for a period before leaving a dental office, and they also need someone to drive them home.
In addition to sedation, patients in our Salem dental office who have procedures that are likely to cause pain also received local anesthesia by injection. Local anesthesia numbs the area where the treatment is to occur to lessen discomfort during the procedure.
Most of the time sedation dentistry is not covered by dental insurance, but it may be covered by a patient’s medical plan, depending on the procedure. This should not deter a patient who needs sedation dentistry from seeking the service. There are companies that provide credit options to cover dental care. Some do not charge interest if the charges are paid within a specific time frame.
For more information on Natural Smiles sedation dentist services in Salem, OR, please contact us.