The Benefits of Sedation Dentistry

Enduring the dentist just got a whole lot easier.

It’s no secret that going to the dentist makes most of us anxious and rigid. Some of us, however, are able to conquer the fear and endure the dentist while others submit to the fear and decide to rather endure the tooth pain.

Well, there’s no need for that sort of endurance any longer!

Sedation dentistry is a safe and relaxing way for anxious patients to endure the dentist.  Sedation dentistry, also known as sleep dentistry, uses a medication either through an IV or orally and puts the patient in a relaxing, sleep-like state that lasts 2-8 hours. Whether it’s a simple teeth cleaning or a tedious tooth procedure, sedation dentistry can help the most anxious person get through a dentist visit.

Here are 5 benefits of sedation dentistry

  1. Quick Visit

    Several people start to fidget when in the dentist chair. When the patient is sedated, they are relaxed and don’t move all while making the work a lot easier for the dentist.

  2. Forget the Fear & Anxiety

    Fear and/or anxiety can begin weeks before the dentist visit and can cause people to cancel last minute. With sedation dentistry, patients can leave the fear and anxiety at the door because as soon as they sit in that terrifying dentist seat, the sedation begins  

  3. No Pain

    For most people, fear and anxiety come from the thought of pain, which is understandable. There’s no such thing as pain when it comes to sedation dentistry, therefore, no need for fear.

  4. No Memory of the Visit

    Although sedation dentistry doesn’t put the patient right to sleep, it still results in memory loss to where they won’t remember anything from the procedure.

  5. Still Responsive

    As said earlier, with sedation dentistry the patient is not asleep which means they can still respond to the dentist for whatever reason.

If you or someone you know fears the dentist, make sure to look into sedation dentistry and feel free to contact Desert Ridge Dental to learn more about it because who knows, maybe the dentist will become your favorite place to go!