The Benefits of Sedation Dentistry

Posted by KIRBY SMILES Oct 19,2022

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Do you avoid visiting the dentist simply because you dread the thought of the pain? If you experience dental anxiety, you are not alone. Dental anxiety is a common problem that can prevent patients from receiving needed dental care. However, there are several sedation dentistry options available to make your appointment more comfortable. Here are some benefits they offer:

Minimally Invasive

Thanks to sedation dentistry, patients can enjoy the benefits of cosmetic dental procedures without undergoing surgery or experiencing pain during their procedure. Some procedures that are commonly performed while a patient is under sedation include dental implants and smile makeovers. Patients who are anxious about their dental treatment can also benefit from sedation dentistry, as it helps to relieve a lot of anxiety prior to a procedure. Since many sedatives allow patients to feel groggy and relaxed after the procedure is done, they can also take a casual approach to their work day after their appointment is over. This helps ensure that they are able to rest and relax for the rest of the day or even the night following their visit.

Multiple Procedures In a Single Visit

With sedation dentistry, you can have several dental procedures done in one appointment. This saves you time, and you can relax knowing that your oral care is taken care of at once.

For example, if you’re having a tooth removed, it’s common to also replace that tooth with a dental implant at the same appointment. Or, if you need multiple cavities filled, you can have them all done at the same time. There is no need to come back for multiple appointments, which saves both time and money.

Less Time in the Dentist Chair

Did you know that sedation dentistry can drastically reduce the amount of time you’ll need to spend in the dentist’s chair? For patients with dental anxiety, the thought of sitting in a dental chair can make them dread going to the dentist and put off semi-annual cleanings and examinations. For such patients, sedation dentistry is a savior!

Reduced Need for Local Anesthetic

For patients who experience mild or severe anxiety, sedation dentistry can be a godsend! Patients who undergo sedation during dental treatment often need less anesthetic during the procedure as well. Additionally, you may be more comfortable and relaxed throughout treatment, which can provide you with a more positive overall experience with your dentist. 

Reduced Anxiety

Many patients are nervous before receiving dental treatment. Some patients worry about the sound of the equipment, the smells of the dental materials or needles, or the discomfort that may be associated with treatment. Sedation dentistry allows these patients to relax and receive care in a comfortable way.

For the best dental services, everyone in the family should visit Kirby Smiles at 3695 Kirby Dr. Suite 129, Pearland 77584, or call 281-941-5488.

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