Going to the dentist is considered one of the most feared events in a person's life. Some people are so fearful that they avoid dental care at all costs. Dental phobic patients may sometimes require sedation or general anesthesia in order to be "put to sleep" while the procedure is performed. Anesthesia is also a very useful tool for patients with certain physical and mental handicaps.
Sedation dentistry can put you at ease and virtually eliminates the pain associated with dental procedures. Intravenous sedation is one of several options available to significantly reduce your fears and discomfort.
“Once you’ve experienced sedation dentistry, you’ll never be afraid to go to the dentist again.”
“You’ll be sedated just enough to be unaware of the treatment. When the procedure is completed, you’ll have little or no memory of what was accomplished.”
Frequently Asked Questions
Who should be Sedated at the dentist?
Many patients can consider sedation dentistry due to one or more of the following:
- noise of drill
- past experience
- childhood experience
- jaw soreness
- gag reflex
- trouble keeping mouth open
- feer of needles
- extensive work in a single appointment
- handicapped or other special needs