How Can Sedation Dentistry Improve Your Dental Experience?

How Can Sedation Dentistry Improve Your Dental Experience?

Posted by Healthy Smiles of Birmingham on Apr 8 2022, 07:50 AM

Are you worried about an upcoming dental procedure? Do you have questions about sedation dentistry? Don’t fret, you are not the only one. Most people are anxious and worried when it comes to dental procedures. This leads to a delay in the treatment which worsens the dental issue. 

To alleviate such anxieties and worries, sedation dentistry can help to reduce or prevent any pains or discomfort during dental procedures. 

Types of Sedation Dentistry

  • Local anesthesia: This includes numbing the intended area.
  • Sedation:it can be mild, moderate, or deep sedation. It is administered through inhalation, oral medication, or IV (intravenous). 
  • General anesthesia:This is used for long procedures. It involves full unconsciousness and relaxation. It is administered through an IV or a face mask. 

The type of sedation depends on your anxieties, worries, and the type of procedure you have to go through. You can also choose laughing gas if you are afraid of being too sedated. However, if you have severe anxiety, IV sedation is a better option for you. 

Why Choose Sedation Dentistry?

  • Reduces Anxiety

Sedation dentistry can help you to reduce your stress and anxiety during dental procedures. Dental anxiety and phobia are real concerns. Most people admit to being afraid of a dental visit. It might be due to an unpleasant dental visit in the past. Sedation dentistry helps you stay calm and relaxed during a dental procedure. 

  • Lowers Discomfort

The anticipation of pain can get you tensed up. Patients with low pain thresholds, sensitive teeth, or sensitive gag reflexes should go for sedation dentistry for a comfortable dental procedure. 

  • Safe

Sedation dentistry is a safe practice with fewer side effects and is administered by trained professionals. Most general dentists are trained in administering laughing gas, but to administer IV or oral sedation, extra training is required. To sum it up, you are in safe hands. 

  • Quick Recovery

Depending on the type of sedation you chose, your recovery time can be quick. Laughing gas wears off after 2 minutes after you stop breathing the gas in, whereas IV and oral sedation requires a longer time to wear off completely. 

Do not let your anxiety stop you from seeking a dental procedure. If you are nervous, reach out to a dentist near you to know more about sedation dentistry.

Visit Healthy Smiles of Birmingham at 100 Heatherbrooke Park Dr Suite A, Birmingham, AL 35242 for a wonderful experience with sedation dentistry. Contact us at (205) 991-9535 or schedule an appointment online. 

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