Napanee Smiles Family Dentistry - Napanee

Sedation in Napanee

Oral sedation dentistry offers a calm and stress-free experience during dental treatments.
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Napanee Smiles Family Dentistry - Napanee

Experience Dentistry Free From Stress and Anxiety

Our practice provides oral sedation to ensure a pain-free and comfortable experience throughout your dental procedure. This method is tailored to fit your individual treatment plan, personal needs, and the professional judgment of your dentist.

Type of Sedation We specialize in oral sedation, which keeps you awake yet completely relaxed during the procedure.

Here’s more about our sedation approach:

Oral Sedation:

This method involves administering prescription medication that ensures you remain conscious but in a state of deep relaxation. Oral sedation is often used in conjunction with local numbing to maximize comfort during the treatment.

If you have any questions about our oral sedation options or would like more information, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re here to help make your dental visits as comfortable as possible.

The Benefits of Oral Sedation Dentistry

Oral sedation dentistry offers valuable solutions that allow us to accommodate patients from various backgrounds, each with their own unique challenges. Here are some of the advantages of choosing oral sedation for your dental treatments.

Overcoming Dental Anxiety

For many, the fear and anxiety associated with dental treatment can be more daunting than the procedure itself. Don’t let dental anxiety prevent you from getting the care you need. If you experience any level of dental anxiety that keeps you from seeking treatment, we encourage you to share your concerns with us. Our team is here to support you and provide the comfort you need through oral sedation.

Making Time Fly By

Oral sedation is particularly beneficial during lengthy dental procedures. It helps you stay relaxed and comfortable, making the time seem to pass more quickly. This ensures that even extended treatments feel shorter and more bearable.

Tailored for Your Personal Needs

Whether you have a sensitive gag reflex, suffer from chronic restlessness or restless leg syndrome, or find that local numbing isn’t sufficient, oral sedation can be an effective solution. We are committed to making our treatments accessible and comfortable for everyone, regardless of their specific challenges or sensitivities.

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to schedule an initial consultation & exam.

Your consultation will include an examination of everything from your teeth, gums and soft tissues to the shape and condition of your bite. Generally, we want to see how your whole mouth looks and functions. Before we plan your treatment we want to know everything about the health and aesthetic of your smile, and, most importantly, what you want to achieve so we can help you get there.

Frequently Asked Questions

Oral sedation primarily involves taking a prescribed pill that induces a state of deep relaxation. Unlike nitrous oxide, which wears off quickly, or IV sedation, which requires a needle and provides immediate effects, oral sedation is less invasive and doesn’t require the use of needles. It allows the patient to remain conscious but significantly relaxed throughout the dental procedure.

No, it is not safe to drive after receiving oral sedation. The medication used can impair your judgment, coordination, and reaction times. You will need to arrange for someone to drive you home after your appointment. It’s also recommended that you have someone stay with you for a few hours after returning home until the effects fully wear off.

The duration of the effects can vary depending on the type of medication used and the individual’s response to it. Generally, the sedative effects can last from two to eight hours. Patients are advised to rest for the remainder of the day following their dental procedure.

Yes, even though you will be very relaxed, you will still be able to communicate with your dentist during the procedure. Oral sedation does not put you to sleep; instead, it reduces anxiety to a level where you can be responsive and follow instructions as needed.

Preparation for oral sedation typically includes fasting for a certain period before the procedure—usually about six hours for food and two hours for liquids. Your dentist will provide specific instructions based on the medication prescribed. Additionally, you should wear comfortable clothing and avoid alcohol and other sedatives unless directed otherwise by your dentist. Always provide your dentist with a complete list of medications and supplements you are taking to avoid any drug interactions.

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    T Sol
    3 months ago
    Wonderful place to have your teeth 😀 work on. Wonderful team, thanks Dr.Patel and Dr.KG and Dr. Shenoy for Orthodontics treatment to my teeth. Don't forget about the Wonderful team as for the front desk and back! What a great team players!! They are wonderful to visit!!
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    Chelsea Sweet
    6 months ago
    The ladies at the front desk were nice & friendly greetings as per usual! They are always super nice!! Alicia is an amazing hygienist & is very informative! Super nice & is great to work with all the time, I'm sure, but especially if you are anxious like myself! Dr. Patel is also a great dentist, the best I've had, informative and he is also great to work with all the time but especially if you have anxiety as well!! Since I've started going here it's been a calming environment from the moment you walk in! I have such bad anxiety with getting dental work done of any kind but the staff here are amazing with that! I would, and I do, 100% recommend Napanee Smiles to everyone that I know dealing with dental issues or needs a new dentist or even to someone who already has a dentist but could use a better place to go! It's you guys!
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    Upasana Nayak
    7 months ago
    I had 2 visits here. One appointment was with a hygienist and another with the dentist. Everyone, including the people at the front desk, are very nice! They take their time to explain the process, which I really appreciated.
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    Shashikant Nayak
    7 months ago
    Like everyone I do not look forward to a dentist visit. But at Napanee Smiles, my experience was very good. A professional team with a friendly approach. Special mention to the hygienist Sarah.
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    Dwayne Shaw
    8 months ago
    My first appointment was with Alisha. She performed my first dental exam & x-rays.Alisha is very professional, kind, & a caring person. Made me feel calm & relaxed the entire visit. I also met my dentist, Dr. Patel for a few minutes. My second visit was with Sara today for a cleaning. Sara is very professional, very kind & made me feel very relaxed in the chair. Also Sara has a great sense of humour. Looking forward to my next visit, & the return of a great smile. Thanks so much. Napanee Smiles Dentistry. The staff here are amazing !
    More
    T Sol
    3 months ago
    Wonderful place to have your teeth 😀 work on. Wonderful team, thanks Dr.Patel and Dr.KG and Dr. Shenoy for Orthodontics treatment to my teeth. Don't forget about the Wonderful team as for the front desk and back! What a great team players!! They are wonderful to visit!!
    More
    Chelsea Sweet
    6 months ago
    The ladies at the front desk were nice & friendly greetings as per usual! They are always super nice!! Alicia is an amazing hygienist & is very informative! Super nice & is great to work with all the time, I'm sure, but especially if you are anxious like myself! Dr. Patel is also a great dentist, the best I've had, informative and he is also great to work with all the time but especially if you have anxiety as well!! Since I've started going here it's been a calming environment from the moment you walk in! I have such bad anxiety with getting dental work done of any kind but the staff here are amazing with that! I would, and I do, 100% recommend Napanee Smiles to everyone that I know dealing with dental issues or needs a new dentist or even to someone who already has a dentist but could use a better place to go! It's you guys!
    More
    Upasana Nayak
    7 months ago
    I had 2 visits here. One appointment was with a hygienist and another with the dentist. Everyone, including the people at the front desk, are very nice! They take their time to explain the process, which I really appreciated.
    More
    Shashikant Nayak
    7 months ago
    Like everyone I do not look forward to a dentist visit. But at Napanee Smiles, my experience was very good. A professional team with a friendly approach. Special mention to the hygienist Sarah.
    More
    Dwayne Shaw
    8 months ago
    My first appointment was with Alisha. She performed my first dental exam & x-rays.Alisha is very professional, kind, & a caring person. Made me feel calm & relaxed the entire visit. I also met my dentist, Dr. Patel for a few minutes. My second visit was with Sara today for a cleaning. Sara is very professional, very kind & made me feel very relaxed in the chair. Also Sara has a great sense of humour. Looking forward to my next visit, & the return of a great smile. Thanks so much. Napanee Smiles Dentistry. The staff here are amazing !
    More
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