Any time you are going to have a medical procedure, it’s important that you feel like an empowered member of the team. Empowered means that you are informed of what’s going to happen, and you feel like you have some say or control in what is happening to you. A medical professional who makes you feel otherwise is not the medical professional for you! At Digital Smiles, we work to make sure that you feel empowered. We do this by answering any and all of your questions regarding your procedure. We also do this by making sure you are completely comfortable during a procedure.
Empowerment comes in all forms. Some of our patients feel most empowered when they are awake during their procedure. We can accomplish that through our very precise administration of sedation. We can administer nitrous oxide gas or an oral sedative to ensure that you can be awake for your procedure. This will allow you to be a part of the procedure, but with local anesthesia, you won’t feel any of the procedure.
Other patients prefer to have no idea what is or was going on. It’s a different form of empowerment that is choosing what will and will not be remembered. We have IV sedation available to help us with these patients. IV sedation will form a deeper relaxed state than the nitrous oxide gas or oral sedation. Some patients can be awake while on IV, but most choose this form of sedation so that they won’t remember or be aware of what is going on during the procedure.
What is empowerment to you? We think true empowerment is getting to decide what you want your dental experience to look like. We are here to help you make that happen, so give us a call. We’d love to show you what great dental care means to us. Book your appointment with Digital Smiles today!