Award Winning Children's Author Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen

Boulder Neurosurgical and Spine AssociatesAre you looking for a group of neurosurgeons who is right for you? Have you been interviewing neurosurgeons and come to the realization that a good one is very valuable? Maybe you are a previous patient and you love your neurosurgeon because he or she changed your life for the better. Honestly, there are many, many reasons to love good neurosurgeons. Here are just a few of them.f

Good neurosurgeons are experts in their fields. They have studied the human body and its neurological system for years, so they know exactly how it works and what needs to happen for you to feel better, no matter what neurological problem you have.

Good neurosurgeons also make things easy to understand. They explain complex things in terms that you can comprehend and they help you understand why you are feeling the way that you are. They are dedicated not only to helping you feel better but also to helping you understand why you’re feeling bad and what can be done to fix that.

Good neurosurgeons also know when to recommend surgery. They know that there are a lot of other options before they need to cut you open, and they help you explore these when you visit them. They also know when to tell you that surgery is your best option, so you don’t waste your time and money pursuing other things. This can get you out of pain sooner and help you get back to your normal life.

Good neurosurgeons are cool under pressure. They are used to performing operations, so there’s not much that ruffles them. No matter what they find when they are examining you, they will stay calm, cool, and collected and help you do the same.

A good neurosurgeon will treat you the same as he would treat himself or a member of his family. He will give you the same advice that he would give someone he loves because he knows that you are valuable and your time and money are important. He respects the fact that you have chosen to work with him and he honors that by giving you good medical advice.

A good neurosurgeon uses everything he has to help you feel better. Whether he has to refer you to someone else or he needs to send you to a different expert, he does whatever he can. He doesn’t insist that you use his treatments or methodologies, but he uses whatever will work best for you, given your particular circumstances.
There are many, many reasons to love a good neurosurgeon. Good neurosurgeons can be few and far between, but you should be able to find one to treat your condition relatively easily. Ask your doctor, ask your friends and family, read reviews online, and meet with any neurosurgeon you’re considering. This should tell you everything you need to know to decide who you want to work with. Pretty soon, you will be one of those people with so many reasons to love good neurosurgeons.

If you or a loved one has ever been nervous about going to the dentist for everyday family dental needs, then chances are that you may have heard about the term “sedation dentistry.”

sedation dentistry

Referring to the methods in dentistry that are used to relax and calm patients, especially those who are nervous about going to the dentist, sedation dentistry involves a variety of procedures to achieve the desired results that range from making a patient more calm to putting them to sleep during a procedure. Almost all of these procedures involve the use of medication that is administered by experienced and licensed medical professionals.

Sedation dentistry can be applied by any dentist who is experienced and certified in the methods. For instance, any dentist at a large family dental clinic or at an individual Cherry Creek dentist office could provide sedation dentistry services.

There are a few methods that are practiced in sedation dentistry. A few of them are mentioned below.


Intranasal Sedation

This is sorted under minimal sedation, where patients are not put to sleep but only have to breathe in nitrous oxide, otherwise known as “laughing gas”. The gas in its controlled dosage doesn’t turn you into a hysterical maniac, but simply makes you feel more relaxed and calms your nerves.

This allows your dentist to perform the required procedures on you without you fretting too much about it. The gas wears off after a while, and you feel like yourself again to the point where you can even drive yourself back home.

Oral Sedation

Oral sedation can be considered from minimal to mild. In this method, patients are given sedatives to consume orally before the procedure is performed on them. The sedatives that are taken by the patient often have an immediate release effect, which makes them relax and calms their nerves significantly. This method is used for patients who cannot be calmed down using the nitrous oxide method, since oral sedation is more potent than that.

Once oral sedation starts working on you, your family dentist could start with their required procedures, and you in your calmed state would not feel like you have to jump out and run from the dentist’s office.

Intravenous Sedation

Intravenous sedation is considered as moderate sedation method due to its effects. Given through an IV, this sedation is also fast acting and calms a patient’s nerves greatly. This is more powerful than the methods described above.

This method also allows the dentists who are experts in sedation dentistry to adjust the level of medication optimally, so that if you are not feeling sedated enough, then the dosage could be increased.


General Anesthesia

If a patient decides that they are comfortable with being put to sleep during the procedure, then the sedation dentistry expert can administer a dosage of general anesthesia accordingly. This method can be used to either make someone almost unconscious or completely unconscious.

This method is used by dentists when you explain that you would not have any repercussions in being put to sleep during your dental procedure. Waking up from general anesthesia often requires medical intervention, but all of it is done within the dentist’s office and very easily so.


Finding a Reliable Dentist Who is Experienced in Sedation Dentistry is Key

While many dentists can claim to be proficient in sedation dentistry, only a few of them can provide services that are backed by their clients through their own experience.

Cherry Creek Family Dental, a Cherry Creek dental clinic that provides pediatric dentist and family dental services in the Denver area, has been serving the Cherry Creek and surrounding neighborhoods to rave reviews by satisfied patients.

So, if you are looking for family dental services that also provide sedation dentistry, then don’t hesitate from giving Cherry Creek Family Dental a call today.

Stephanie is available for school visits (author visits).

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