Sedation Dentistry Candidates
Dental care is an important component of your overall health. Just like visits to your family physician, your routine dental appointments are an important way of preventing and detecting problems. If dental phobia prevents you from going to the dentist, then you may be a good candidate for sedation dentistry. To learn more about our Mesa sedation dentistry services, please call Scott LeSueur, DDS & Charles Dodaro, DDS at 800-509-8357.
Is Sedation Dentistry Right for You?
Sedation dentistry is offered to patients who experience extreme fear or anxiety when they visit the dentist. If your fear and anxiety is preventing you from getting routine dental care or dental treatments you need, then you are probably a good candidate for sedation dentistry.
Our relaxation dentistry methods may be right for you if you have:
- A traumatic dental experience in the past
- An excessively sensitive gag reflex
- Extreme discomfort and pain in the dental treatment chair
Nitrous oxide gas and a sedation pill are the two forms of sedation dentistry we offer at our dental practice. There is very little risk associated with these medications, thus many people can use them without a risk of serious complications. Both types allow you to remain fully conscious, which is the main point of difference between sedation dentistry and sleep dentistry.
Other Considerations for Sedation Dentistry
If you are wondering if you should choose sedation dentistry, you may want to consider some of the following questions:
- Are you able to schedule your routine cleaning and exam every six months?
- Have you been able to get dental restorations and treatments recommended by your dentist?
- Do you put off dental care because of fear and anxiety?
- Are you interested in sedation that allows you to remain awake but deeply relaxed?
Of course, the only way to be sure you are a good candidate is to visit our experienced dentists. Dr. Scott LeSueur can determine if sedation dentistry can help you, and he can inform you of what to expect during and after sedation.