3 Benefits of Sedation Dentistry
Most dentists advise their patients to make teeth cleaning appointments every 4-6 months. However, anxiety can keep some people away from the office. If this applies to you, it may be time to consider sedation dentistry. This method uses IV fluids, sedative pills, or nitrous oxide gas to calm the central nervous system and reduce apprehensions. The guide below explains its benefits in more detail.
What Are the Advantages of Sedation Dentistry?
1. Increased Comfort
Teeth cleaning and other dental procedures can be an uncomfortable experience for some patients. When a dentist uses a sedative, you will feel a complete sense of calm during your treatment. In some cases, you may not even remember the procedure at all. Often, with a simple cleaning, nitrous oxide can be a very inexpensive way to achieve a relaxed state to reduce your anxiety. For longer procedures like fillings and crowns, you may find that all you need is an oral sedative, another inexpensive alternative. For those who are truly avoiding the dentists at all costs, Station Dental can use IV sedation to put you to sleep, letting us get all your work done while you drift off to dream. Wake up with a new smile and have a renewed sense of hope for your oral health!
2. Less Dental Anxiety
Knowing that you will be numbed or asleep during the procedure should make you less fearful of your upcoming appointment. In general, this might also prompt you to seek your dentist’s help more frequently and more quickly after noticing symptoms of a problem, so that it can be treated in its early stages. The more you see your dentist, the less time you have to spend with her!
3. More Productive Appointments
Dentists are often able to perform more procedures during one visit when you are in a sedated state. If your tongue is battling the dentist, both of you are going to be there longer. Or maybe you’re someone who feels the need to sit up every 5-10 minutes? It’s not helping anyone if you’re uncomfortable, and there are ways we can solve that. Therefore, if you require a cavity filling or tooth extraction, or just your regular teeth cleaning appointment, you will be able to complete them more efficiently, comfortably, and regularly with our sedation dentistry options.