Which Dental Sedation is Best?

Which Dental Sedation is Best?

When people ask “Which dental sedation is best” our next step is to consider details for each specific situation. There is no “one size fits all” answer to the best dental sedation. Each sedation option has strong points, and all have some contraindications. We take into account the specific procedure and patient health issues (for example, allergies or pregnancy) that might affect a choice of sedation. We can provide general information on sedation any time you have questions. We are also happy to discuss specific sedation choices in advance of any procedure.

Sedation: Why You Think You Fell Asleep (But You Didn’t)

whywoodPerhaps you have seen YouTube videos of people who have received conscious dental sedation and who are also completely certain that they were sleeping through their visit (even though they never fell asleep). If you never thought this could be you, think again! Patients are often extremely surprised that coming in for treatment with the assistance of sedation can leave them heading home under the impression that they spent their appointment with us in dreamland. Allow us to explain how this phenomenon occurs!

When is Dental Sedation Appropriate?

when-is-dental-sedation-appropriateDental sedation comes in a variety of types and strengths, which makes sedation dentistry customizable to every patient’s unique needs. However, not every dental treatment calls for sedation, and if it does, then your dentist will help you decide on the appropriate type and dose. In addition to helping anxious patients feel more calm and relaxed at their dentist’s office, sedation may also be appropriate in cases of complex or extensive tooth restoration. Administering the right level of sedation will help your dentist perform the procedure faster and with more accuracy while you remain comfortable and relaxed.

Common Reasons For Dental Anxiety (And What To Do)

womanwonderingheadbandIf you suffer from dental anxiety, you may find yourself recognizing the problem (and realizing that you may need dental sedation for its exceptional benefits). However, you may still feel a little lost regarding why anxiety is happening to you and what makes it affect millions of other patients. By better understanding the fact that anxiety shows up in all shapes and sizes, it can give you some peace of mind. Consider some common reasons for anxiety and remember: We look forward to helping you enjoy truly tranquil, comfortable dental care.

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