5 Benefits of Visiting a Sedation Dentist

Posted on: January 16, 2018

Sedation DentistIf you are even slightly nervous about going to the dentist’s office, it is time to consider the merits of visiting a sedation dentist. Treatment and procedures with a sedation dentist will keep you perfectly comfortable. Perhaps just as important is the fact that you will not dread your upcoming dental appointments.

1. Sedation dentistry minimizes discomfort

Some patients fear the dentist due to an uncomfortable dental procedure performed in the past. Others strongly dislike the idea of sitting in the dentist’s chair while drilling and scraping occur. Fortunately, there are several options to consider for making the treatment less intimidating.

Anyone who is nervous or fearful about dental treatments can consider a sedation dentist. A sedation dentist will sedate the patient so the patient feels completely comfortable throughout the duration of the procedure.

2. You will remain conscious during sedation dentistry

Though sedation dentistry will certainly make the patient feel incredibly relaxed and groggy, the patient will not fall asleep. In fact, the patient will stay conscious enough to provide the dentist with verbal or physical responses. This means the patient will not lose control over his or herself or the situation.

3. You will not remember any of the pain

Once we finish the procedure, the patient will not remember much about the dental procedure. The patient will also not feel any pain during the procedure. However, certain procedures may cause mild soreness after the procedure, but the soreness will dissipate in a few days. This is the pain-free dental procedure that patients are waiting for.

There is absolutely no chance of a flashback to any sort of pain during a sedation dentistry appointment. This experience will remain in the past. The patient will look back upon this dental visit and think of the experience in a positive manner. For many patients, this positive experience and memory is quite the contrast to the typical dental appointment.

The truth is most people do not look forward to going to the dentist as they fear the possibility of pain as well as the potential for an oral health evaluation that reveals considerable tooth decay.

4. Sedation dentists accomplish more than traditional dentists in a single sitting

More dental work can be performed during a sedation dentistry procedure or treatment than an appointment with a conventional dentist. This is attributable to the fact that the teeth, tongue, gums and other portions of the mouth can be manipulated as necessary for an efficient cleaning.

5. There is less of a chance for a gag reflex

The gag reflex is essential for protection against the inhalation of anything but air. However, if the gag reflex is overly sensitive, dental work performed by a dentist has the potential to cause the gag reflex. This reflex makes it more challenging for the dentist to work in an effective manner.

Choose sedation dentistry and your gag reflex will be significantly decreased, empowering your sedation dentist to work in a much more efficient manner. Furthermore, the fact that you are not responding to the procedure with a periodic gag reflex will make you that much more comfortable.

For more information call Smiles By Julia at (954) 281-1231.


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