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Who can benefit from sedation dentistry?

Posted by FLEX DENTAL on Jun 3 2022, 01:34 AM

Who can benefit from sedation dentistry?

Are you someone who skips dental visits out of fear or anxiety? You are not alone. A large number of people worldwide hate dental visits and skip their regular dental appointments and cleanings. However, this can do much harm to our oral health and lead to several dental issues. 

A solution to this is sedation dentistry, a safe and effective way to help you relax during dental appointments. Sedation dentistry is recommended for patients who feel extreme anxiety or fear when visiting the dentist. 

What types of sedation dentistry are available?

There are three main types of sedation dentistry.

  • Oral Sedation

Oral sedation is the most common form of sedation dentistry. Patients are given a pill to take prior to their procedure. Oral sedation allows patients to feel calm and relaxed throughout their entire procedure.

  • Inhalation Sedation

Inhalation sedation is typically referred to as "laughing gas." It is administered through a mask that is placed over the patient's mouth. Patients generally report experiencing a deep state of relaxation during their procedure and are able to breathe normally throughout.

  • Intravenous Sedation

IV sedation is administered through an IV line. It works quickly and is very effective, allowing patients to stay calm and relaxed during their procedure.

Who can benefit from sedation dentistry?

  • Anxious patients

Patients who experience anxiety before receiving dental care often put off important procedures. Sedation dentistry allows patients to feel relaxed and calm during their procedures. This not only enables patients to receive their care but also prevents serious oral health concerns associated with years of neglect.

  • Patients with dental phobias

Dental fear, dental anxiety, and dental phobia are all terms used to describe a dread or uneasiness around dental appointments. This fear can hinder a patient's ability to receive important treatments, such as exams, cleanings, and restorations. As sedation dental services have become more available, patients with dental phobias have been able to receive the treatments they need without the worry and anxiety they often experience.

  • Patients with sensitive teeth

If you experience sensitive teeth, then sedation dentistry can help you. The dentist can use sedation dentistry to help relieve any discomfort associated with your teeth. They can use sedation dentistry to perform any procedures that may require drilling or dental work.

  • Patients with low pain tolerance

Some patients experience difficulty coping with the sensation of needles or sitting still for long periods of time. Others simply have low pain tolerance and need to be sedated during treatment to stay calm.

  • Patients with a strong gag reflex

Patients who have strong gag reflexes typically have a hard time getting necessary dental work completed. Sedation dentistry can help patients overcome their gag reflex and feel more comfortable in the dental chair.

  • Patients who require extensive dental work

Patients who need to undergo extensive dental work, such as porcelain veneers, dental implants, or full mouth restorations, may need to hold still for a long time. Such patients can benefit from sedation dentistry to stay relaxed throughout the procedures. 

  • Patients with a strong fear of needles

Many people do not like getting shots or needles. Unfortunately, some dental procedures require needles. Whether it is an anesthetic injection or getting stitches, needles are a common part of dental care. If you are the nervous type, sedation dentistry may be the ideal solution for you.

  • Patients who require multiple procedures

Patients who require multiple procedures may require sedation. This is because some dental procedures require patients to hold still for long periods of time. Patients who avoid dental work because of anxiety, have a strong gag reflex, or have very sensitive teeth may benefit from sedation dentistry.

With sedation dentistry, patients can relax and feel calm throughout their appointment, making the treatment easier and more effective. 

To know more about the importance of sedation dentistry, visit us at 310 S Dale Mabry Hwy Suite#120, Tampa, FL 33609. Contact us at (813) 999-1092 or visit our website to book an appointment. 

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