Facts About Sedation Dentistry

Facts About Sedation Dentistry

Many of us are so thankful that sedation dentistry has gained momentum in the dental world over the last few years. For many with dental anxiety this means that they can sleep while they get the necessary dental work done to keep themselves healthy. In order to feel safe in accepting sedation dentistry, it is best that you inform yourself well about what the implications are, and why you may or may not want it, so let’s take a look at a few facts!

Fact: There Are Different Levels of Sedation Dentistry Available

Different levels of sedation can appeal to patients with different levels of dental anxiety. Minimal sedation allows patients to be awake but relaxed during treatment. Other sedation options such as oral sedation or intravenous sedation are a bit heavier in nature, but are best for patients that have severe dental anxiety.

Fact: Sedation Dentistry Has Been Around for Many Years

Nitrous oxide, commonly known as laughing gas can be traced all the way back to the 19th century as being used in dentistry.

Fact: Sedation Dentistry Is Useful for More Than Just Anxiety about the Dentist

Sedation dentistry can also carry other uses at the dentist as well, besides easing patients with anxious feelings. These include:

  • Patients that have trouble sitting still in the dental chair
  • Patients that are young or unable to cooperate
  • Patients with a sensitive gag reflex
  • Patients undergoing several extensive treatments all in one visit to our office

Fact: Sedation Dentistry Is Safe

Sedation dentistry is administered by dental professionals meaning that it is constantly being monitored. The dentist also conducts a thorough check of the patient’s medical history before recommending sedation dentistry.

Is Sedation Dentistry Right for You?

If you’re still unsure as to whether sedation dentistry is right for you, give us a call or send us an email at Kingwood Perfect Smiles. Our office in Kingwood, TX, is waiting for your call!

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