Thanks to sedation dentistry, those with a dental phobia can finally get the treatment they need but have been apprehensive about receiving. If you suffer from fear to go to the dentist, even for the most simple procedure, in this article, we will discuss options that can get you right back on the path to dental health.
Sedation dentistry isn’t just a single treatment or even a one-kind-fits-all type of deal. There are about three major options on the market today the range from general anesthetics to oral sedatives. You, the patients, can be anywhere from a little “loopy,” calmer, or completely asleep. The type of treatment used on a patient varies on their stress level. Those with high stress and phobia will obviously be given a stronger sedative.
If you find yourself, your child, or your spouse uncomfortable with dental services, sedation dentistry is an amazing option to ensure you’re given the proper oral care at the appropriate time. For those that find it harder to relax or have an overwhelming amount of stress make the best candidates for anesthesia. In addition to feeling relaxed, sedatives can improve your cooperation and movements during procedures.
Here is a short list of the most commonly used sedatives:
At Beau Sourire of Mandeville, LA, we strive to make our patients always as comfortable as they possibly can be. Give us a call today to hear about our sedation dentistry options!