Friday, March 2, 2018

What Sedation Dentistry Offers Patients

                                          What Sedation Dentistry Offers Patients

Your oral health professional just gave you the news: you need some procedures! Now, you have many questions, including if you will be able to get time off of work, how you are going to face more appointments when this one caused you so much anxiety, or what options you have to get the work done. The good news is you have an option at Solace Oral Surgery that answers all of those questions: sedation dentistry. This process offers patients many benefits, including help for those with dental visit anxiety, options for those with busy schedules, and more.

Fear of Dentist Visits

For those patients who develop anxiety or fear about going to the dentist, sedation dentistry can help. It numbs their senses, freeing them to relax and have a pleasant experience. In the end, the patient will have no memory of the event, won’t experience pain during the procedure, and will feel better about the whole trip.

Saves on Oral Health Trips

Some procedures require multiple visits to the dentist. This presents challenges to patients whose jobs don’t allow them to take time off for several appointments, or for those who can only tolerate so much dental work in a single visit. Sedation dentistry offers patients an option to knock out all of their procedures in a single appointment, without the added stress.

Beneficial for Sensitive Teeth/Gums

Many patients have sensitivity in their teeth or gums that makes dental procedures particularly uncomfortable. Sedation reduces this discomfort by numbing the sensitive areas or putting the patients under for the procedure.

Options for Special Needs Patients

Some patients cannot handle sitting in a prone position without pain, or holding themselves still for extended periods of time due to an injury or disability. For children, the idea of sitting still for that long sounds like torture and they’ll pass, thank you very much. For all of these patients, sedation dentistry offers the best possible outcome: completed procedures without the hassle. They go to sleep and wake up done and ready to go.

Helps Time Pass

Even those who well tolerate the occasional oral procedure can only handle that kind of work for so long. Enter sedation dentistry, where even a slight bit of sedation can make that time fly by. That doesn’t mean you’ll be asleep. In fact, this kind of sedation is often used in ways that keep patients awake; however, the appointment will still seem shorter.

If you have a series of upcoming procedures and have misgivings, consider sedation dentistry as an option to help you complete the dental work you need. At Solace Oral Surgery, our oral surgery team is highly trained in all methods of sedation dentistry. You can rest easy knowing you’re in good hands with your next appointment at Solace Oral Surgery.