Providing sedation for patients with special needs fits well into our general practice philosophy: that it’s paramount that each of our patients receives the care he or she needs, safely and comfortably.
At Guildford Dental, our Surrey dentists provide the same high quality dental care to each and every patient. We adapt how we provide that care based on individual needs, and this applies to our patients with special needs, too!
Our patient's comfort and safety is our top concern when treating them. We offer various anesthesia and sedation options at our dental office.
How can sedation help?
Undergoing dental treatment can be difficult or impossible for many of our patients with special needs, for a wide range of medical, mental, physical or psychological reasons.
It can be difficult or impossible to undergo dental treatment for patients with special needs with a wide range of medical, mental, physical or psychological reasons.
Sedation or anesthesia allows many of these patients to undergo necessary dental care they might otherwise not be able to tolerate.
Sedation or anesthesia allows many of these patients to undergo necessary dental care they otherwise may not be able to tolerate.
We most commonly use dental sedation for patients with special needs for the following reasons:
- Lack of cooperation
- Cognitive impairments
- Multiple morbidities (co-occurring diseases)
- Pediatric autism
How does the sedation process work?
We get to know our patients, to make sure they are cared for in a manner that works for their particular personality and needs. Depending on our patient's need and age, we may also discuss treatment options with a responsible family member of guardian.
Our anesthesiologist will evaluate patients who have severe restrictions or various medical problems prior to undergoing anesthesia treatment.
Whatever the type of sedation ultimately selected, the patient will be carefully monitored throughout the procedure by an appropriate dental professional.
We require all patients undergoing sedation dentistry of any kind to be escorted to and from the appointment by a friend, family member or guardian, as most types of sedation take some time to wear off.