Are you nervous about visiting the dentist and receiving treatment? If so, you are not alone. The important thing to understand is that there are options. Sedation dentistry is considered by many as one of the greatest advances in the dental industry. It provides an opportunity for those with some dental anxiety a chance to have a pain-free and anxiety-free dental experience. Sleep dentistry is safe and done by a trained professional.
What is sedation dentistry?
Sedation dentistry (or sleep dentistry) can be a great solution for patients who experience anxiety before and during a visit to the dentist. It provides patients with a deep sense of relaxation, allowing patients to enjoy a comfortable dental experience.
There are several types of sedation available. At Advanced Dental Arts we use oral medications, which can be supplemented with nitrous oxide.
Who is sedation dentistry good for?
Sleep dentistry is not only beneficial for managing fear and anxiety in people of all ages; it is also a great option for those with disorders which can make dental care hard. There are a variety of cases where sedation or sleep dentistry could be the right fit for you:
- Bad past dental experience
- General dentist anxiety
- Problems getting numb
- Advanced dental problems
- Very sensitive teeth and gums
- Bad gag reflex
- Fear of needles
- No past treatment for extended period of time
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