Dental Sedation for Special Needs

Dental Sedation for Special Needs

Posted by Dr. Young H. Kim on Feb 9 2022, 10:40 AM

Dental sedation is needed for some patients who cannot tolerate some kinds of dental procedures. It may be because of unwanted fear, lack of cooperation, multimorbidity, or pediatric autism. Dental sedation could be the solution for people with special needs. Lincolnway Dental Center is here with all your needs.

Different Sedation Options

Laughing Gas or Nitrous Oxide

Dentists offer laughing gas to those with dental phobias and low pain because it will make them happy and dizzy. Patients need to breathe through a mask to receive laughing gas. It creates a calming effect by making the body and mind relaxed. Laughing gas is safe for all age groups.

Oral Sedation

Oral sedatives are different in effect, ranging from slight dizziness by calming to putting the person to sleep. It involves sedative medications by mouth; these are perfect for those who struggle to follow directions. We will make sure we take your full medical history to determine which medication is safest for you.

IV Sedation

IV sedation is performed when the person needs extensive medical treatment and needs to be relaxed for a while. IV sedation is perfect for those who can't sit still and control their movements. This type of sedation also relaxes the patient.

General Anesthesia

General anesthesia is rarely used, particularly for special needs only. This type of sedation knocks the patient out and makes them not remember what they are going through or where they are. 

General anesthesia is commonly applied for those who cannot sit still and control or tolerate their actions. It is used on those patients on whom other forms of sedation are ineffective. It is also used for impaired cases that need long dental proceedings. The medical team will monitor your requirements and health throughout the procedure.

Is Sedation Safe?

We carefully assess each patient and plan according to their health, ensuring that sedation is very safe. Our dental team is here to decide the best sedation suitable for you or your loved ones.

If you or anyone from your family have special needs, Lincolnway Dental Center is here to help you. We are here to check and verify the best treatments and sedations that suit you and your family to create the best plan for you. 

Contact Lincolnway Dental Center today and make your appointments. Visit our office at  648 North Randall Road, Aurora 60506. For further details, email us at [email protected] We are here to ensure healthy, happy smiles. Contact us at 630-897-1300 for appointments.

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