Advantages of Sedation Dentistry
Fear of the dentist can lead many people to avoid regular dental visits and cleanings, much less other, more complicated work. But avoiding the dentist means cavities and other problems won’t be discovered easily. This will usually lead to a need for additional, extensive work. Faced with the resulting vicious circle, people with dental phobia find themselves needing more and more work, and at the same time more and more afraid of having it done.
For people facing this kind of phobia, sleeping through dental work might seem like a great option. But, while some dentists do supply sleep dentistry as an option, a better and much safer approach is sedation dentistry.
Sedation dentistry allows you to be completely relaxed during your dental visit. You remain conscious, however, and are able to answer questions and are aware of what’s happening. Your anxiety will be non-existent, and your time in the chair will seem to pass quickly.
Sedation dentistry makes use of a light sedative pill before your visit, or nitrous oxide during your time in the chair. Both options will ensure a stress-free visit. If you choose a sedative pill, be sure you have someone to drive you home, as the sedative will take some time to wear off.
Even people with severe dental phobias have found excellent results with sedation dentistry. If you’ve avoided the dentist for a long time, and have a large amount of work to be done, relaxation dentistry can allow Dr. LeSueur and Dr. Dodaro to accomplish several procedures at once. You’ll be much more relaxed, making the procedures go more quickly, and having several things done in one appointment will save you time and money.