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Are you searching for sedation dentistry near me?

Dr. Bergman, your Lincoln, Nebraska dentist caters to all patients, including many patients who fear needles or dental phobia. Dr. Bergman offers conscious oral sedation dentistry to help you manage and overcome your dental anxiety.

Our article at a glance covers the following questions:

What do dentists use for sedation?

Can I be sedated for dental work?

Can I be sedated for dental work?

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My name is Dr. Christine Bergman, your dentist in Lincoln, NE. At the office, I see a variety of teeth that are in various states. Part of my job as your Lincoln, NE dentist is never to judge! It makes me sad that so many people avoid the dentist because they’re ashamed about their mouth and the condition of their teeth. My job is to help fix the problem at hand. Another part of my job is to help you feel better, not only about your teeth but about yourself.

What is Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentistry refers to the use of medication to help patients relax and feel more comfortable during dental procedures. This type of dentistry is also sometimes referred to as sleep dentistry, although patients are typically not actually asleep during the procedure. Oral sedation administered by a sedation dentist is a helpful tool to help overcome the initial dental anxiety associated with a fear of the unknown. Read more about conscious oral sedation from one of our sister locations Northeast Lincoln Family Dentistry: Different Types of Sedation Dentistry.

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What types of sedation do dentists use?

Dentists generally have four types of sedation to choose from, which include:

  • Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas)
  • Oral Sedation
  • IV sedation (conscious sedation)
  • General Anesthesia.

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What kind of oral sedation does South Lincoln Family Dentistry use?

Our Lincoln dentists use oral sedation, which includes medication from a drug class known as benzodiazepines. Benzodiazepines include Diazepam, Midazolam, Triazolam, and Lorazepam to name a few. Typically, we have found Triazolam to be effective when using oral sedation so that patients can remain comfortable while receiving necessary dental treatment.

What You Can Expect…

Rest assured, my office is non-judgmental. You can come here without the fear of any embarrassment. I am a caring, gentle dentist in Lincoln, NE. If you have a phobia of coming to the dental office, I am the right choice.

  • I value open communication and believe that I am a judgment-free dentist.
  • I strive to make every dental appointment positive, no matter the time between appointments or the condition of your teeth.
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Why choose Sedation Dentistry?

Though not needed for all patients, sedation dentistry can be particularly helpful for patients who experience dental anxiety or phobia, have a low pain threshold, or require extensive dental work that would otherwise be difficult to tolerate. It is important to note that sedation dentistry should only be performed by a qualified dentist with appropriate training and certification in sedation techniques. The dental team at South Lincoln Family Dentistry has years of training and experience to help make your treatment comforting and relaxing.

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Relax during your appointment

Whether you require sedation dentistry or not, having a distraction or options for relaxation while you receive dental treatment can make your experience much more relaxing.

We offer the following during your treatment:

  • Noise-canceling headphones
  • Relaxing Neck Pillow
  • Soft, Fresh Blankets
  • Personal TV available
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Frequently Asked Questions…

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How do I find a dentist near me for anxious patients or sedation dentistry near me?

If you’re embarrassed or have dental phobia, know that we are here for you. I look forward to seeing you at South Lincoln Family Dentistry. If you find that South Lincoln Family Dentistry is too far from your work or home, and you’re still looking for “sedation dentistry near me in Lincoln, NE,” or a “dentist near me in Lincoln, NE,” all of my partners at Nebraska Family Dentistry have the same approach. We all help patients in a gentle, non-judgmental, and compassionate manner. Over the years, we’ve developed a strategy on how to help patients overcome dental anxiety. So, if you are looking for a “dentist near me in Lincoln, NE,” and my location is a bit too far, don’t hesitate to schedule with another dentist from our group of gentle dentists at Nebraska Family Dentistry.

Please read about how myself or any of my partners can help you overcome your dental anxiety:

Fear of needles and embarrassment are the main fears patients experience. Our approach to administering a local anesthetic can help you overcome that fear if you experience a fear of needles. Search for “sedation dentistry in Lincoln, NE” or “sedation dentistry near me” to find out more about how I can help you in this blog at Nebraska Family Dentistry:

What can I expect with conscious oral sedation?

Conscious sedation is a medication that works to help reduce anxiety when receiving any dental treatment. Oral sedation is a tablet that is generally taken about one hour before your appointment. Patients do remain responsive and awake, but they are in a more relaxed state. It is important to note that any individuals who do take conscious oral sedation have another person to drive them to and from their appointment.

How much is sedation dentistry?

Oral sedation medication, and the cost is entirely dependent upon the individual’s prescription drug coverage. If you have questions regarding coverage of any oral sedation medication, it is good to contact your prescription drug coverage carrier to determine if there is coverage available for your sedation medication.

What are the kinds of drugs used for oral sedation?

Most commonly, Triazolam is the medication prescribed for conscious oral sedation. A review of an individual’s medical history will be done to determine if they are a candidate for oral conscious sedation.

Can I be sedated for dental work?

Yes! Being sedated for dental work is a great way to ensure you stay as comfortable as possible while receiving the dental treatment you need. Do know that you must discuss sedation dentistry with your dentist prior to the completion of any dental work, so that they can thoroughly review your medical history to make sure you can safely tolerate sedation dentistry.

What about sedation dentistry while pregnant?

If you have dental anxiety or dental phobia, and are in need of dental work while you are pregnant, talk to your Lincoln, NE dentist to come up with a specific plan that works for you and your baby. There are certain procedures that cannot be performed during pregnancy, such as teeth whitening, for example.

What do dentists use for sedation?

Dentists generally have four types of sedation to choose from, which include nitrous oxide (laughing gas), oral sedation, IV sedation (conscious sedation), and general anesthesia.

Our Lincoln dentists use oral sedation, which includes medication from a drug class known as benzodiazepines. Benzodiazepines include Diazepam, Midazolam, Triazolam, and Lorazepam to name a few. Typically, we have found Triazolam to be effect when using oral sedation, so that patients can remain comfortable while receiving necessary dental treatment.

Can you ask a dentist to sedate you?

Feel free to openly discuss sedation dentistry with your dentist in Lincoln, NE. Before any of our Lincoln dentists offer sedation, however, they must first make sure you are a good candidate.

Sedation dentistry for someone who has underlying health conditions could potentially be very dangerous. Our dentist near me in Lincoln, NE and her team, will do everything they can to ensure your comfort.

Learn more about sedation dentistry from our dentist in Lincoln, NE.

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This gentle dentist in Lincoln, NE says: “I am extremely privileged to be part of this amazing profession. I find there is nothing that is more rewarding than helping my patients learn how to care for their smiles in addition to becoming healthier overall. My belief is that patients deserve personalized dental care. Therefore, quality dental care is my number one goal. While providing top-notch dental care for you, I want your dental experience to be positive and comfortable.

You can schedule with this Lincoln, NE dentist, or her partners, online 24/7 at a South Lincoln Family Dentistry location near you. This “dentist near me” serves the local communities close to Lincoln. Some of the communities include Roca, Bennet, Firth, Crete, and Hickman!

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