Change Your Dental Experience with Sedation Dentistry

Change Your Dental Experience with Sedation Dentistry

Jul 24, 2022

Dental phobia is a serious issue that causes millions of people to avoid dental care. Unfortunately, avoiding or delaying dental care isn’t the answer to your oral troubles. If left untreated, most oral issues often advance to severe and life-threatening stages, causing the need for more invasive and expensive treatments.

Dental fear, anxiety, or stress are triggered from a dental setting or the thought of procedures like injections and drilling. It can be from a previously bad or painful dental experience. If the thought of dental appointments makes you feel uneasy or anxious, you can benefit from sedation dentistry.

Signs you have dental anxiety or phobia and you might benefit from sedation dentistry include:

  • Racing heartbeat or palpitations
  • Sweating
  • Low blood pressure
  • Fainting (syncope)
  • Withdrawal or aggression
  • Visible distress, signs of panic, or crying

Visit our office for more information about sedation dentistry in Somerset.

Benefits of Sedation Dentistry

There are many ways sedation dentistry can make your dental experience better:

  • Quicker dental appointments

Dental fear or anxiety can delay or affect how your dentist provides dental care, especially among kids. For instance, signs of panic or crying can slow down or completely prevent treatment. When sedated, you’ll feel relaxed, painless, and calm. This allows our Somerset dentist to work faster and uninterrupted.

  • Get multiple treatments in one sitting.

Sedation dentistry keeps you relaxed and comfortable enough to undergo lengthy or multiple appointments without feeling tired or irritated. Having multiple appointments will save you and your dentist plenty of time and money.

  • It gives you a positive dental experience.

If you normally feel anxious about seeking dental care, dental sedation can change your perspective. Once you realize how comfortable, painless, and calm you can receive dental treatment, you won’t feel anxious or fearful about visiting your dentist. Sedation dentistry will give you a positive experience with dental care and help you get dental care when necessary.

  • Prompts you to seek preventive care

Apart from seeking dental care, dental anxiety can prevent you from visiting your dentist for routine dental exams and cleanings. These appointments are essential to prevent potential oral issues and facilitate early treatment.

You’ll feel calm and pain-free during your routine appointments with sedation dentistry. It will prompt you to keep up with your routine appointments and help you maintain excellent oral health.

  • Sedation helps with strong gag reflexes.

Patients with a strong gag reflex can gag or throw up during dental appointments. It can make dental appointments uncomfortable, longer, and embarrassing. Thanks to sedation dentistry, you’ll feel relaxed and calm, significantly reducing or eliminating gag reflex.

  • Painless treatments

Perhaps the primary cause of dental anxiety is pain. Even when undergoing invasive treatments that can cause pain, sedation dentistry prevents any pain or discomfort, allowing you to undergo treatments comfortably.

  • Improves your oral and overall health

Delaying or avoiding dental care due to dental anxiety or phobia can harm your oral and overall health. For instance, untreated gum infection can lead to serious oral and overall illnesses like jawbone disorders, certain cancers, diabetes, respiratory problems, and heart problems. Sedation dentistry makes dental appointments quick and comfortable. It will always prompt you to seek dental care whenever necessary, helping you maintain excellent oral and overall wellness.

  • You have several options to choose from

Several sedation options are available based on factors like your age, overall health, and the length and type of procedure you’re undergoing. The sedation administered can be mild, moderate, or deep.

Mild sedation only keeps you relaxed and calm, but you’ll be conscious, and you can communicate. These types of conscious sedation are often administered orally through a pill or by inhaling a gas (nitrous oxide).

Deep forms of sedation make you fully unconscious. Most patients don’t remember anything about their treatment. For most types of sedation, you’ll need someone to drive you home after the procedure.

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Ready to begin pain-free, relaxed, and comfortable dental treatments? Contact KK Dental – Somerset to speak with our family dentist in Somerset.

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