SPECIAL NEEDS SEDATION DENTISTRY
Special Needs Sedation Dentistry in Arlington Heights, IL
We realize that some patients have special needs that may require them to be sedated during their dental procedure. Although many dental offices are not trained or equipped to properly handle these cases, our staff are well-versed in special needs dental procedures and how to handle them with safety and comfort.
Dr. Moltz works closely with a licensed anesthesiologist, Dr. Michael Higgins, to treat any adult patients who need to “sleep” through their dental care. With the combined technology of the E4D, one-visit root canal therapy and more, Dr. Moltz can provide high quality adult dentistry accomplished in a single visit, which at most offices requires multiple appointments and multiple sedations. Special needs patients no longer have to compromise their care due to high anxiety, severe gagging or other issues which make it difficult to provide conventional care.
Some of the special needs that we have experience accommodating include dental fear, phobias, and physical disabilities such as down syndrome, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, and autism. Whatever the reason may be, our caring staff can discuss sedation options with you so that every patient is able to get the high-quality dental care they need and deserve.
Depending on the specific circumstances, sedation may be used during in-chair dental procedures or throughout the appointment while our hygienists work to complete a dental check-up and cleaning. The depth of anesthesia can be graded as mild, moderate, and deep. Which sedation depth we select will be dependent on the specific circumstances of each case.
We will also consider ventilation status and cardiovascular function when selecting any sedation medicine.
We strive to accommodate the needs of every patient. If you or someone you love will require sedation or other special consideration at their next dental visit, don’t hesitate to give us a call. We would be happy to discuss the various options you have for children and adult patients of all ages. If there are additional considerations, such as health problems, that may affect the use of sedation medicine, our staff will consult with you about potential alternatives.
In addition to being extensively trained and experienced with these special circumstances, our staff also work to keep the environment of our dental office as welcoming and calming as possible. If you would like to discuss the need for Special Needs Sedation Dentistry in Arlington Heights, contact our office today and let our helpful staff assist you.