Key Benefits of Sedation Dentistry
Fear or anxiety about visiting the dentist is very common—and fortunately very easy to manage with the latest sedation dentistry techniques. The primary aim of sedation dentistry is to have patients feel relaxed and comfortable for the duration of their visit, allowing dentists and dental hygienists to perform any necessary dental work with optimal efficiency. When patients do not feel comfortable going to the dentist, they often do not seek out the treatment they need only when they need it. This avoidance can ultimately result in patients living with oral pain on a day-to-day basis, as well as the need for more complicated and costly procedures in the future.
Sedation dentistry, such as nitrous oxide and oral sedatives, can relieve a number of common anxieties, including:
- Fear of needles
- Sensitive teeth or gums
- Severe reaction to the sounds, sights, tastes, or smells of dental offices
- Discomfort with the idea of an extended treatment session
- Past memories of dental work
With these anxieties significantly reduced or eliminated, patients can feel completely at ease for the duration of their treatment. Sedation dentistry can be an excellent solution for individuals who want to overcome their fear of the dentist and protect the health of their smile. To learn which form of sedation dentistry is best suited to meet your unique needs, please schedule a consultation with one of our dentists today.