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Benefits of Sedation Dentistry

BackMountainDentalSedation is a process that is done in order to lessen the stress, anxiety or fear by introducing a drug into one’s system. Sedation dentistry is also done for the very same purpose – to reduce the patient’s fear when seated on a dentist’s chair, and to improve the patient’s recovery and relaxation. There are plenty of various benefits of sedation dentistry, and in fact, there are no reports of adverse effects connected to this procedure.

With sedation dentistry, the patient will not fall asleep during the dental operation, but will instead be relaxed and can still respond to the dentist. Some patients reported to feeling refreshed after the operation, so this is beneficial to those who fear going to a dentist’s office.

A dental sedation can also make a long and complicated dental treatment easier and faster. Some extensive procedures that can be completed after 6 to 8 visits can be done in just 1 visit if sedation dentistry is used. Because of this, you can save more money due to the lesser visits to the dentist’s office. Plus you won’t be giving your dentist that hard of a time doing the procedure on you.

According to a survey by the American Dental Association, more than 10% Americans are highly nervous and anxious when it comes to dental treatments, even avoiding dentists altogether. This is why dental sedation is one of the best solutions for patients who harbor fear of dentists and dental procedures in general. 


October 13, 2013 - Posted by | Back Mountain Dental, Bruxism, Children's Dental Care, Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Cleaning, General Dentistry, Healthy Living, Oral Hygiene, Tooth Sensitivity | , , ,

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