It is common knowledge that most children and adults alike avoid dental treatment just out of fear of the pain it might cause. So, if you are one of them, then you would be happy to know that you are not alone. It is comforting to know that Dentists can provide you with option to reduce your fear and anxiety.
Explaining sedation dentistry
Sedation Dentistry usually starts off with the dentist administing either a gas or an oral medication before the treatment, which helps you stay relaxed during the treatment. It helps the dentist safely perform the procedures such as cosmetic dental surgeries or even tooth extractions when you are not squeamish in the dental chair.
There are variations
Depending on the procedure, you can receive mild to moderate to deep sedation. Only dentists who are qualified and experienced in administering sedatives can perform this procedure after careful consideration of the patient’s needs.
With mild sedation, unlike sleep dentistry, it is usually a gas or a oral medication method that does not put you to sleep. You might feel tired and a bit sleepy, but it allows the dentist to keep you awake during the entire process.
The benefits of sedation dentistry:
Relieves anxiety: This is one of the major reasons why sedation dentistry has become widely popular. It relieves you (the patient) from anxiety and allows you to undergo the much needed dental surgery that can resolve several of your dental concerns.
No pain, no discomfort: There is no denying that several dental procedures can be quite painful. Since your mouth has to remain wide open for most dental procedure, it can be quiet uncomfortable especially for kids or people with special needs. Sedation can help in keeping you comfortable and numb the pain so that you can tolerate a lengthy procedure.
Your dentist can work faster: It’s difficult for people to stay still for a very long time and during dental procedures, it becomes even more difficult. And if you move, that can get in the way of the dentist carrying out the treatment. If you choose to get sedated, it gives room for the dentist to work faster and more accurately.
And these are only some of the benefits and there are lots more. For further details, contact Smile Park Dental.