Reasons to Consider Sedation Dentistry

Reasons to Consider Sedation Dentistry

Posted by Dr. Alicia Abeyta DDS FAGD on Feb 15 2012, 01:22 AM

There’s no reason to feel afraid or anxious about dental care. Going to the dentist doesn’t have to be scary. With sedation dentistry, you can feel more relaxed about your appointment and receive the care you need.

Reduce anxiety

Many people avoid the dentist’s chair because they are afraid. If you’ve had dental anxiety in the past, sedation dentistry can help you feel calm before and during your procedure.

You may be able to avoid the use of nitrous oxide during treatment if you attend regular visits to our office. We will monitor your progress and make sure everything is going well.

Minimally invasive procedures

Sedation dentistry enables patients who suffer from dental anxiety or phobia to get the dental work they need. Many patients avoid the dentist’s office for years due to this fear and anxiety, and find themselves suffering from advanced dental problems as a result. Sedation dentistry helps these patients get the treatment they need without pain or stress.

No needles

With sedation dentistry, you won’t know the difference between your appointment and a trip to the spa. That’s because sedation dentistry relaxes you, but it also keeps you relaxed, so you won’t feel any discomfort. You won’t need to worry about getting shots, and you won’t feel any pain.

Overcome gag reflex

Some people have such a strong gag reflex that they can’t tolerate dental procedures. In these situations, sedation dentistry can make it possible.

A gag reflex is an involuntary response to something within the mouth that triggers the glottis to close. This can happen when a patient has a loose filling, for example, or gets painful injection. The gag reflex causes patients to reflexively gag. This reflex can be so strong that the patient can barely tolerate the dental treatment.

Enjoy longer procedures

Longer procedures are easier to manage with sedation dentistry. Dental sedation can help patients remain comfortable throughout complex procedures. Some patients even choose to nap while under sedation. When patients are relaxed, they are more cooperative, allowing them to undergo their treatment without stress.

The sedation used in dentistry is safe and effective. It can help patients overcome their fear of the dentist, allowing them to receive necessary treatment.

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