Dentist in the Dublin area may suggest sedation for patients with anxiety or dental fears
Patients who have a history of anxiety when it comes to getting in the dental chair should fear no more! Dr. Munira Lokhandwala of StarBrite Dental Dublin is proud to offer her patients a solution that can reduce the problems associated with visiting a dentist when patients have had a negative experience in the past. When patients come to our practice in Dublin, our dentist may suggest oral conscious sedation.
Oral conscious sedation is a method of sedation that allows patients to feel relaxed and at ease before and during their dental appointment. It is stronger than nitrous oxide and can provide patients with reduced anxiety long before they visit the practice. This is because it is administered through an oral medication that is prescribed by Dr. Munira Lokhandwala and taken about an hour before the dental appointment. Because of how strong this medication can be, patients are required to arrange transportation to the dental office for their appointment with someone who can ensure they also arrive back home safely afterwards. Patients are not allowed to drive while using this medication.
Patients will arrive calm but coherent at the dental office for their procedure. They are able to walk, talk, answer questions, use the bathroom, and anything else needed during their time at the dental office. They can follow directions and get through their dental appointment with ease. Afterwards, patients are taken back home to rest. When they awaken, they may not have any memory of the appointment at all. This is perfect for patients who have had experience in the past that keep them from getting even general dental care required, including cleanings and examinations.
If you reside in the area of Dublin and want to learn more about oral conscious sedation for dental visits, take the time to contact Dr. Munira Lokhandwala today to book a consultation appointment at StarBrite Dental Dublin. We can make recommendations as to how to get fearful patients through their dental visits to ensure they get the oral health care solutions they need to enjoy a beautiful, healthy smile for life!