Benefits of Sedation Dentistry
Do you get clammy or trembling hands, waves of nausea or a feeling of dread when you think about visiting our dentist? If your answer is yes, you are far from alone. These symptoms are just some of those regularly seen in patients who suffer from dental phobia. Estimates suggest that anywhere between 10% and 15% of American’s experience a debilitating degree of dental anxiety, with some symptoms so severe that the sufferer completely avoids trips to their dentist. Recognizing this widespread problem, an increasing number of dentists are now offering their patients the opportunity to try sedation dentistry, in the hope that it will alleviate their anxiety and make everything from check-ups to invasive treatment tolerable.
What is sedation dentistry?
Sedation dentistry isn’t a new development, but it is now much more widely available than before. It involves the use of sedative drugs to induce a calm and relaxed
Benefits of sedation dentistry
There are a number of reasons why an increasing number of patients are now turning to sedation dentistry to support them through their crucially important dental appointments.
One of the biggest reasons that people fear the dentist is that they are worried about the pain that may be experienced during their treatment. While sedatives have no actual effect on the pain receptors in your body, they do help you to feel more relaxed which will
Less risk of complications
Dental treatment can be a fiddly process. The teeth and oral cavity
Greater time for our dentist
When we are rushed, it can be easy to make mistakes. The same principle applies to our dentist, who may feel under pressure to get the work done as quickly as possible. However, by being sedated, you will certainly be calmer for much longer, giving our dentist the time he needs to perform your dental work with maximum care, precision
Better dental and general health
By choosing sedation dentistry, you can make regular visits to our dentist tolerable. These appointments are essential for the early identification and prompt treatment of dental problems, which in turn could prevent the development of general health conditions associated with poor oral health. These include Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, heart disease and stroke.
If you would like to know more about the benefits of sedation dentistry, or if you would like to discuss your candidacy further, please make contact with our dentist.