Are you avoiding dental treatments, because you are too scared to make it to your appointment? Avoiding dental appointments can be detrimental to your dental hygiene, leading to severe oral health problems. Sedation dentistry is a safe and effective way to finally get the dental care that you have been avoiding. With sedation dentistry, all you have to worry about is showing up to your appointment and having a ride home from the treatment.
Sedation dentistry, especially oral conscious sedation, is administered by an anti-anxiety medication that makes you feel more comfortable during your appointment. If you feel pain when eating, have a sensitive gag reflex, or a hard time getting numb from local anesthetic, then you are most likely a candidate for sedation dentistry.
You might also be a candidate for sedation dentistry if you have a hard time feeling physically comfortable in the dentist’s chair. This is especially common for patients with neck and back pain. Whether you want routine teeth whitening or need extensive restorative treatments, you will probably qualify for sedation dentistry at Vero Dental Spa.
Who Can Benefit From Sedation Dentistry?
Almost every age patient can benefit from different forms of sedation dentistry. Teenagers, adults, and seniors with dental anxiety are good candidates for sedation. Typically, children are given nitrous oxide for relaxation.
Patients that are scared of treatments, like root canals, wisdom teeth removal, or other oral surgery are also viable candidates for sedation dentistry. Sedation is also commonly used with patients that suffer from general anxiety or other mental illnesses, as a way to feel relaxed in the dental office.
Beyond patients with dental anxiety, sedation is also a good option for patients that want to get all of their work done in one appointment without needing to take breaks. With sedation dentistry, you can relax and feel at ease during your appointment with the ability to still answer questions in a safe manner.
Almost any patient can qualify for sedation, but it is especially helpful at addressing the following conditions:
- Patients who have lived through emotionally traumatic experiences
- Patients with trouble controlling movements
- Patients with pain sensitivity
- Patients with difficulty sitting long periods of time
- Patients that are claustrophobic
- Patients with back or neck pain
- Patients with sore jaw muscles
- Patients who don’t feel numbing by local anesthetic
- Patients with time constraints