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Things You Should Know About Sedation Dentistry

Dental anxiety is a condition that makes people stressed and panicky whenever they’re getting checkups or treatments from their dentist. It’s even worse for others who couldn’t even find the courage to go to the dentist. Thankfully, there’s sedation dentistry to help them out.

While people with dental phobia do realize the importance of regular dental visits, they have such an intense fear of dentists that they end up skipping the necessary dental appointments, or making up excuses to not go to one. For this reason, they miss out on quality dental care, and instead, choose to relieve their pains and oral health problems with over-the-counter products.

Sedation dentistry involves the use of sedative drugs to make dental patients feel relaxed and comfortable while getting dental treatments—from routine cleaning to more complex procedures like root canals. Sedation dentistry services have varying levels, though. Some sedation methods put patients to a deep sleep, while others, such as IV sedation, allow patients to be conscious during a procedure, which means that they are still aware of what’s happening around them, but are totally calm and relaxed.

Regular dental visits are a must for good oral health care. However, for those with dental anxiety, going to the dentist regularly is easier said than done. Fortunately, with sedation dentistry services provided by reliable dentists, individuals with dental fear now have a chance to confidently undergo and receive the dental treatments they need.


January 10, 2014 - Posted by | Back Mountain Dental, Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Cleaning, General Dentistry, Sedation Dentistry | , , , ,

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