What Dental Treatments Warrant Sedation?

Dental sedation has long been an essential part of professional dental care, especially for patients who suffer from varying degrees of dental fear and anxiety. With the help of an appropriate sedative, patients can relax, remain calm, and receive the dental care they need to keep their smiles healthy. However, even if you don’t experience dental fear and phobia, sedation can still prove a valuable addition to your treatment plan. To find out if your dental treatment warrants sedation, speak with your dentist about the benefits during your next visit.

Dental Implants

For patients who’ve lost one or more teeth, dental implants are often the most comprehensive and long-lasting solutions for replacing them. Dental implant posts are designed to mimic healthy teeth roots to support a crown, bridge, or denture. Because placing dental implant posts requires oral surgery, dental sedation may be necessary to help make the procedure more comfortable.

Emergency Dental Care

Dental emergencies can mean a lot of different things, but in most cases, it involves injury to your tooth and/or oral tissues. Therefore, your emergency care may involve a comprehensive restoration to repair the damage and restore your oral health. Depending on the severity of your emergency, you may benefit from mild sedation so that you can relax and your dentist can complete your dental work faster.

Full-Mouth Restoration

Full-mouth restoration is the process of fully restoring your smile’s appearance, alignment, health, and function. Depending on the exact nature of your dental troubles, your restoration could include a tooth filling, root canal treatment, a dental crown, one or more dental implants, or more. When you need multiple treatments, dental sedation can help make the process simpler, less uncomfortable, and more successful at restoring your smile.

Learn if Sedation Can Make Your Dental Treatment Easier

If you’re especially anxious about visiting the dentist, or if you’re undergoing a complex restorative procedure, then find out if dental sedation can make your treatment easier and more comfortable. To learn more about the benefits of dental sedation, you can reach our sedation dentistry office in Katy, TX, by calling 832-437-3849.

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