Sedation dentistry is the use of medicine (sedatives) to help a patient relax during a dental operation. Over the years, sedation dentistry has improved dramatically as better types of sedatives have developed. These advancements have made oral surgery more relaxed and safer. For years, patients endured unnecessary pain and anxiety during dental operations. Previous sedation methods were unreliable. Now, with modern sedation dentistry, complex oral surgeries are carried out swiftly far less pain. Many benefits come with sedation dentistry. Here are some of them.
Ease of Treatment
People who usually struggle with sensitive teeth and gums or gag reflexes might find it hard to undergo oral surgery. But with sedation dentistry, they can relax throughout the surgery without any amount of pain or discomfort. When the patient is relaxed, surgery and other related treatments become easier and faster. Surgeons can focus on the procedure with less distraction.
Less Fear and Anxiety
Whether you want to do dental restoration surgery or to get rid of a painful tooth, the thought of a painful procedure can be intimidating. With sedation, you now don’t need to worry or feel anxious about the procedure. You now have a wide range of sedatives that you can choose to avert pain.
Comfort and Rest
Every dentist knows that for any operation to be successful, the patient has to feel comfortable and relaxed. That’s why dentists recommend one form of sedation or the other. There are several options, depending on the complexity of the procedure. Sedation dentistry not only helps you to feel comfortable but also enables you to rest quietly and calmly throughout the surgery. Many patients claim that sedation provided them with a relaxing break from the busy life. A micro-vacation of sorts.
With sedation, the patient is completely relaxed, allowing the dentist to work quickly and effectively. Better still, the dentist can carry out several procedures in one sitting. Consequently, the patient has fewer visits to the dentists. In other words, years of dental treatment can be completed in one appointment. This not only saves you time but also cuts down the cost of getting dental treatment.
We encourage you to schedule a consultation to learn your options. We have experience in several forms of sedation for procedures. We are happy to help you choose the best option for you.