We ordinarily think of sedation in terms of patients who are frightened in the dental office. By doing so, we limit sedation dentistry and it’s many benefits. Sedation can benefit patients of all ages and situations, including those who are frightened and those who are not. In fact, sedation plays a huge benefit for patients who are leading very busy lives!
Before sedation dentistry came into offices around the country, patients were expected to receive dental care with only a numbing agent. While the pain was gone, the discomfort of sitting in a dental chair with your mouth open while someone worked inside is not easy to handle. Because of that, dentists would often break large procedures into smaller parts, calling patients back to the office several times before the work was complete.
Sedation Dentistry Changes That
Rather than spend weeks getting one procedure done, we recommend taking advantage of sedation dentistry so that you can complete the work of several weeks in a matter of a few hours. A relaxed patient is easier for us to work on because we don’t have to take breaks, allow time for calming nerves, or slow down our work to ease discomfort. While under sedation, the patient remains completely comfortable allowing us to work efficiently.
Before you dismiss sedation as something that only frightened patients would need, we recommend that you find out how sedation dentistry might benefit you! Contact us today to learn more about sedation dentistry. Let us know what questions you have, and we’ll be sure to give you the answers you are seeking! We can’t wait to hear from you!