What is Sedation dentistry? It is the use of special medications, in a safe dental office setting, that helps patients relax during dental procedures. It ranges from nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, to general anesthesia, where patients will experience a decreased level of awareness or consciousness. It is not uncommon for dentists to recommend sedation dentistry.
At Southpoint Quality Dental, we specialize in offering this service to our more anxious patients. Even if a patient is not undergoing a serious procedure or does not experience fear or anxiety when going to the dentist it is an option depending on the procedure you are having done.
- Ok so fear of the dentist is the number 1 reason that patients choose to use sedation at the dentist. Sedation helps patients relax and not feel pain, this helps to relieve anxiety and make the trip a greater success.
- It can save you time, there are dental procedures that may require multiple visits, not because our dentist can’t do the work in one sitting, but because patients can only handle so much dental care in one appointment. Sedation dentistry gives the option to eliminate the need for a second visit and allows dentists to complete all of the work in one appointment.
- You have sensitive teeth or gums. If you have sensitive teeth or gums dental appoints can be very uncomfortable. Sedation Dentistry can help eliminate that that hypersensitivity and ensure that your experience is much more pleasant.
- We find that patients who have difficulty sitting still or those with disabilities can benefit greatly from sedation dentistry. The mildest forms of sedation dentistry can help to relax your body and eliminate the fidgetiness you feel. Sedation Dentistry also offers calming effects that are extremely beneficial to those with disabilities who are unable to sit still for extended periods of time.
If you have questions or concerns, please reach out to our office and our friendly staff will help answer all your questions.