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5 Reasons To Consider Sedation Dentistry

Dental Patient Under Sedation

While your dentist and the people who work at their office probably love everything to do with dentistry, it’s a good bet that many of their patients don’t feel the same way. It’s not about the dentist or their staff, it’s the whine of a drill, feeling of powerlessness that they get in the chair, and a fear of the procedure being painful that they just can’t logic their way out of. For some of these patients, there’s an option besides trying to suck it up and tough through it. There are varying degrees of sedation dentistry that can help you remain calm through the procedure, or just plain put you out if the need is severe enough.

You Can Be Awake Through Sedation Dentistry

For those who are hesitant to consider sedation dentistry for fear of being out of control, this can come as something of a relief. Sedation dentistry doesn’t mean that you’re going to be unconscious or unresponsive, it just means that you’re going to feel a little more relaxed throughout the procedure. There are sedation options that will put you under completely, but those are only reserved for the most serious cases.

It Can Make It All Faster

When you’re relaxed and calm the procedure is going to go a lot smoother. A lot of time is spent by dentists trying to soothe their patient’s worries and reassure them, especially those that suffer from dental anxiety. Sedation dentistry shaves off that time and makes it possible to complete the procedure easily and painlessly. Even better the patient is going to be much more relaxed at the end of it all, so it’s a win/win.

Quality Of Life Improvement

If your fear of dentistry if keeping your from getting the dental care you need, your quality of life may be being seriously impaired in a few ways. One way would be the pain and discomfort you live with every day from your untreated dental concerns, another could be the stress and anxiety you feel about your upcoming appointment. If knowing that you’ll be sedated for the procedure makes it less stressful than you’ll be able to enjoy the time until your appointment rather than being worried about it.

Subdue Your Gag Reflex

If you have a particularly sensitive gag reflex that could have a serious impact on your ability to take advantage of certain dental procedures. With the right sedation, your gag reflex will be subdued making it possible for you to undergo these procedures and get all the benefits of the dental work you need.

If you’ve been avoiding dental work for any of the concerns mentioned above, or just want to know how you could benefit from sedation dentistry, call Dr. Deborah Tabb today. Her office in Bethesda, RI has been serving families like yours for all their dental needs, and they’d be happy to arrange an appointment at Bethesda Family Dentistry for you today. Don’t let your dental work go undone when dental sedation can make it easy and stress-free!

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