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Why Do You Need Sedation And How Does It Help?

Posted on 10/10/2022 by Dr. Anthony Hoffman
Why Do You Need Sedation And How Does It Help?Many people fear visiting a dentist because they think that the procedures are painful, or their dental problem is embarrassing. While there is fear of unknown sensations you may experience in a dentist's chair, however, the reality is that dental offices are safe places to be. You should not be scared of those tools, and not even the dental procedure, because they are not painful. Even though, many people will still develop that fear despite the assurance from a dentist. That is why it is paramount for patients to learn more about sedation in dentistry and how it helps.

Fearing a Dentist Delays Dental Care

If you delay seeing a dentist because of fear, then it brings a detrimental effect on your oral health. Unnecessary anxiety needs to be tackled with the help of a dental professional. After all, every dentist wants their patient to have the best experience and come back again.

What is Sedation?

Sedation dentistry involves the utilization of medication to allow patients to remain relaxed and comfortable when receiving their treatment or procedures. It is a great solution for patients who have dental phobia and anxiety.

How Does it Help?

Sedation makes you relaxed while ensuring you cooperate with the dentist. The medication used makes you relaxed. Although you may be awake, you can cooperate and help the dentists with any action they want you to make, for example, changing your position.

Sedation also helps control pain. You can have sedatives delivered through IV lines, allowing the dentist to control the medication's strength. Another benefit is that sedation allows the dentist to ensure efficiency in performing a procedure. It can help shorten a procedure by reducing the time it takes to complete it. Contact our dental office if you want additional information about sedation dentistry and why you need it in the first place.

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