Overcome Your Dental Anxiety With Sedation Dentistry
What Is Sedation Dentistry?
Sedation dentistry involves the use of medication to help patients relax during dental procedures. It is also known as sleep dentistry or conscious sedation. Sedation dentistry can be used for a wide range of procedures, from simple cleanings to complex treatments like dental implants.
Oral sedation – Oral sedation involves taking a pill before the appointment to help the patient relax.The level of sedation can range from mild to moderate, and the patient remains awake and responsive, but may have a decreased awareness of their surroundings.
IV sedation – IV sedation is a deeper form of sedation that is delivered directly into the bloodstream through an IV. This type of sedation provides the deepest level of relaxation and is usually used for more complex or lengthy procedures. The medication is carefully controlled by a healthcare professional to ensure the desired level of sedation is achieved, which can range from mild to moderate.
Benefits of Sedation Dentistry
- Reduced Anxiety: Sedation dentistry can help you feel more relaxed and at ease during your dental appointments.
- Pain-Free Treatment: With sedation dentistry, you will not feel any pain during your dental procedure.
- Faster Treatment: Sedation can help the dentist complete the treatment more quickly as you will be relaxed and still.
Candidacy for Sedation Dentistry
Sedation dentistry can be used for anyone who experiences anxiety or fear during dental visits. Additionally, it can be beneficial for patients who have:
- Sensitive teeth or gums
- A low pain threshold
- A gag reflex
- A complex dental problem that requires an extended time in the dental chair
Frequently Asked Questions
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Schedule an Appointment With Dr. Kosinski
If you have dental anxiety or fear, our Bingham Farms, MI dentist can help you feel more comfortable during your dental visits. With the benefits of reduced anxiety, pain-free treatment, and faster treatment times, sedation dentistry may be the right choice for you. Contact Smile Creator at 248-646-8651 or fill out our online form to learn more about sedation dentistry and schedule your appointment today.