Frequently Asked Questions
How can Safe Smile Sedation help grow my practice?
The goal of sedation is to have all of the patient’s dental treatment completed in one appointment, with the patient being relaxed and having little to no recollection of the procedure itself. In this way, the patient can have a positive experience. Since treatment can be completed in one visit, it allows treatment to be completed in a timely manner so that cavities do not progress. This helps to prevent dental emergencies and hospital referrals.
Is sedation dentistry safe?
Sedation is extremely safe when administered by a trained Dental Anesthesiologist from a CODA accredited residency program. In addition to training, Safe Smile Sedation partners with our Dentists to select the best candidates for sedation to optimize best practice outcomes. Our number one goal is safety. We are equipped, trained, and most qualified to administer safe and effective sedation. Our Dental Anesthesiologists provides all levels of sedation dentistry; from mild sedation to general anesthesia.
Is my office equipped for sedation?
As a mobile anesthesiology service, we come to your office with all necessary equipment to allow you to treat your patients while they dream. There is no modification to your dental office or special equipment to purchase. Safe Smile Sedation makes it easy for you to offer sedation dentistry.
Who can benefit from sedation dentistry?
Fear and Anxiety: Nearly half of the people with dental problems avoid dental care because of their fears and anxiety. Modern, safe anesthesia techniques allow the fearful patient to have dental procedures accomplished without the anxiety associated with dentistry.
Low Pain Threshold: People perceive pain differently. Some individuals have difficulty getting numb. With general anesthesia and sedation techniques, the perception of pain can be altered. Patients can be virtually pain-free during treatment.
Sensitive Gag Reflex: Some patients may suffer from a severe gag reflex and are unable to have dental care completed with the use of local anesthetic. Using anesthesia services can eliminate the problems caused by an active gag reflex.
Extensive Treatment: Completing dental treatment under general anesthesia can eliminate the need for multiple visits.
Special Needs: Individuals with physical or mental disabilities can achieve complete dental care in a comfortable setting. Sleep dentistry provides a safe and effective way for special need patients to receive the dental treatment they need. Patients are able to have a complete exam, full mouth series of x-rays (pictures of teeth), and a thorough cleaning while under general anesthesia.
Young Children: Children who are experiencing anxiety and are unable to cooperate for necessary dental treatment can benefit from anesthesia services.