What Are the Benefits of Sedation Dentistry?

Posted by G2 Anesthesia Services Inc Nov 29, 2022

Do you get nervous or anxious before visiting the dentist? Do you avoid going to the dentist altogether? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you might benefit from sedation dentistry.

Minimally Invasive Procedure

Dental sedation allows you to have a more simple, relaxing experience during your dental treatments. Many people avoid the dentist out of fear or anxiety. This avoidance can be dangerous to your oral health, so sedation dentistry helps you get the care you need without fear or worry. Sedation also allows your dentist to perform multiple procedures in a single visit. Instead of having to come in multiple times for a variety of treatments, sedation makes everything happen at once in a single appointment with minimal recovery time.

Less Time in the Dental Chair

If you have a fear of the dentist, you are probably right to avoid going! But, if you are able to get past that fear, sedation dentistry may be able to give you less time spent in the chair and more time out of the chair and doing the things you enjoy.

Oral conscious sedation is a pill taken about an hour before your appointment to make you feel relaxed and calm. You will still be awake, but you’ll feel very calm and comfortable. You’ll likely be able to fall asleep in the dental chair during your treatment. The effects of oral conscious sedation can last up to a few hours after your appointment, so you’ll need someone to drive you home from the office after the appointment.

IV sedation is a form of anesthesia administered through an IV needle. You will feel groggy and calm without it affecting your ability to communicate with us or respond to commands. The effects last longer than oral conscious sedation, and you won’t remember anything about your dental appointment when you are done. We do require that you have a friend or family member pick you up from your appointment and drive you home after the treatment. Don’t let the fear of the dentist keep you away from the dentist altogether – ask us about sedation dentistry to see if it might be right for you.

Reduced Anxiety

Patients who undergo sedation dentistry often experience less fear and anxiety about the dentist. The sedatives used in these procedures also tend to make patients feel more relaxed during their procedure, and many people feel less aware or even completely unaware of the procedure as it goes on. As a result, many patients leave with a positive outlook on their visit.

Visit G2 Anesthesia Services Inc. in Louisville, KY, or call (833) 336-8482 to consult our dentist today to see how sedation dentistry can change your dental experience.

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