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3 Reasons You Should Consider Sedation Dentistry


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Severe toothache? Missing tooth? Cracked crown? Whatever the case may be, if you need dental treatment but are prolonging making an appointment because of your anxiety, it's time to get to the dental office. There is an option for you if you have a phobia of the dentist: sedation dentistry. Here are three ways sedation dentistry can help you:

Lower Your Dental Anxiety

Well, actually, it can completely eliminate it. With sedation dentistry, you will enter into the dental office needing dental treatment and will leave with that dental treatment complete without ever having a single worry in the world. You will still be breathing and completely safe, but you won't have to be stressed out while sitting in the dental chair contemplating every move the dentist is making.

Make Sure You Don't Remember a Thing

Many people don't want to ever have to remember their trip to the dentist at all. If this is you, then sedation dentistry is perfect. When you're sedated, you don't remember anything. You have no idea that the dentist or his assistant's hands were in your mouth. You won't remember any probing or use of tools nor will you remember the sound of the suctioning, which is a scary part of dental treatment for many people.

Receive Higher Quality Dental Treatment

When you are sedated, you will not produce as much saliva. This can be very helpful for the dentist. He or she will be able to work at a much faster pace while still maintaining quality because saliva will be produced at a slower rate. In addition, the tongue will not be in the way, which is often the reason some procedures take longer than necessary.

All around, sedation dentistry is a good choice for you. Whether it's to speed up the procedure, make sure your dentist can perform a quality treatment or so that you don't remember being in the chair, sedation dentistry is something you should check into with your dentist. Stop procrastinating about your dental treatment because of your anxiety or phobia. It's possible to take care of your dental needs without stressing.