Are you nervous about going to the dentist?
Dr. Keerti has achieved the fellowship status in the dental organization for conscious sedation. Needless to say; she has vast experience in this field. Dr. Keerti has successfully worked with patients who display mild dental anxiety to patients who can be considered severely dentophobic. Where do you fall in this spectrum? Come on in. Get to know us first. And let us get to know you. Dr. Keerti will first meet anxious patients in her private office if they are averse to sitting in the dental chair. Just let us know when you call to make your appointment. We, at Enso, cherish our patients and enjoy taking care of them. We believe that once you get to know us, you will become comfortable with us over time. We will tailor a plan to address all your dental concerns and your level of anxiety. We may start with simple procedures such as exams and cleanings in the beginning just so you become familiar with your surroundings. Sedation dentistry works even better when the patient is comfortable with the doctor and the staff. Depending on your level of anxiety we may use only nitrous oxide or if you are more anxious we may use oral conscious sedation.
If you choose the conscious sedation route, you’ll need to have a responsible care-giver to bring you to your appointment and take you back home and be around you for some time, to assist you. You and your caregiver would be given, easy to understand detailed instructions before your appointment. Typically, you’ll be asked to make a morning appointment and arrive in comfy clothes that you could take a nap in. Once you arrive, we take you to our tranquil treatment room. You will be tucked into a very comfy blanket on our ultra soft chair. You would be surrounded with warmth and comfort to put your mind at rest even before we start the sedation process. During the procedure, your pulse rate, oxygen saturation levels and blood pressure is constantly monitored and recorded. After the procedure is done, we wake you up in case if you are dozing and offer you some refreshing juice or cool yogurt and a warm moist towel.
Sedation works really well for most patients. However, some people are not suitable candidates for sedation. Dr. Keerti will discuss your medical and meds history in detail before appointing you. Sedation is absolutely contraindicated if you are pregnant or trying to get pregnant. Sedation protocol is modified slightly for nursing moms. Sedation protocol is modified for smokers as well. Talk to Dr. Keerti in detail. Ask any questions. Get comfortable.