Patients with mental disabilities or autism can really struggle at a regular dentist’s office simply because they don’t understand what is going on,” Dr. Receveur said. “There’s no reason for that to stand between them and a healthy smile.
New Albany, IN (PRWEB) March 19, 2014
Dr. Ron Receveur, a Louisville, Ky., dentist who practices across the Ohio River in the Southern Indiana town of New Albany, is taking time during March, which is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, to issue a plea for caregivers of all persons with special needs to not overlook their dental care.
“Patients with mental disabilities or autism can really struggle at a regular dentist’s office simply because they don’t understand what is going on,” Dr. Receveur said. “There’s no reason for that to stand between them and a healthy smile.”
Under normal circumstances, a special needs patient may experience a lot of fear, which can lead to a dangerous situation for patient and dentist.
“A patient who doesn’t know what’s happening may see our masked faces and become frightened, which might cause the patient to want to defend themselves,” Dr. Receveur said. “You can see how this can become a bad situation very quickly.”
Dr. Receveur, the only general dentist in Southern Indiana who is certified in IV sedation dentistry, said sleep dentistry can help.
Sleep dentistry is a form of IV sedation that puts the patient to sleep before a procedure begins. The sedation takes about a minute to take affect, but once it does, the patient has no memory or sensation.
Some forms of IV sedation allow the patient to be awake during the procedure but not fully aware of what is happening. They generally have no memory of the procedure once the sedation wears off.
Dr. Receveur can do advanced cosmetic dental procedures like teeth whitening, all on four dental implants, all on six dental implants, mini dental implants, full mouth dental implants, teeth in a day, teeth in an hour, bone grafting and sinus lifts. He also provides traditional family dentistry such as teeth cleanings, fillings, crowns, root canals and extractions.
Dr. Receveur was born and raised in New Albany, Ind. He graduated with honors with a degree in chemistry from Indiana University Southeast. He earned his doctorate in Dental Surgery from the Indiana University School of Dentistry. Dr. Receveur has served the patients of Southern Indiana and Greater Louisville since 1981.
Dr. Receveur has received more than 5,000 hours of postgraduate training. He has completed numerous advanced certifications in Comprehensive Restorative, Implant, Sedation and Aesthetic Dentistry, allowing him to provide the latest procedures in dentistry to his patients.
To learn more about Dr. Receveur and IV sedation dentistry, go to NewAlbanyImplants.com.