At New Albany Implants, we believe a lot of people can benefit from our dental services. Those who are afraid of the dentist because they’ve had bad experiences, those who are just flat out afraid of what might happen at the dentist, those who need extensive work but don’t have time for six-eight appointments, etc. One group that often gets overlooked is patients with special needs. Patients with mental disabilities or autism can really struggle at a regular dentist’s office simply because they don’t understand what is going on. There’s no reason for that to stand between them and a healthy smile.
We have the solution at New Albany Implants. Sleep dentistry is the best way to help special needs patients. Sleep dentistry is a form of IV sedation that puts the patient to sleep before a procedure begins. It takes about a minute for the sedation to take affect, but from there on, the patient will have absolutely no memory or sensation. Some forms of IV sedation allow the patient to be awake during the procedure, but not fully aware. Sleep sedation takes things to the next level and puts the patient into a restful sleep.
A Unique Option
Dr. Ron Receveur is the only dentist in Southern Indiana who is certified in I.V. sedation and sleep dentistry. That’s why patients come from miles around to see him. Without this option, your special needs patient will probably experience a lot of fear, which can lead to a very dangerous situation for patient and dentist. A patient who doesn’t know what’s happening will see our masked faces and become frightened, which might cause the patient to want to defend themselves. You can see how this can become a bad situation very quickly.
With sleep dentistry, there’s no reason for our special needs patients to suffer any longer. We can provide the dental help they need! No one should feel unhappy with an unhealthy smile, so contact us today to find out how we can help. We will show you how gentle and effective sleep dentistry can be!