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How to know if sedation dentistry is right for you?

May 19, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Spruce Ridge Dental @ 11:02 pm

Consultations may help you determine if sedation dentistry is the right choice for you. You can easily book a consultation with our office, but here is some information to consider before then.

Sedation dentistry

Sedation dentistry may be a good choice if:

· You don’t want to be aware of what’s happening during a procedure and you want to minimize you memory of the dental work

· You do not think you would otherwise get much needed work done because of your own anxiety, discomfort or fear of pain

· You have fear of a specific procedure, and you know that fear would not dissipate with pain control medications

· You have a mental or social disorder that interferes with dental care

Sedation dentistry Foothills Dental may not be a good choice if:

· You dislike relinquishing control or have difficulty trusting others

· You have a fear of drugs or potential side effects

· You worry sedation might interfere with your judgment about dental work

· You believe that you can overcome nerves if your dentist just communicates a bit more and goes slowly

If you’re considering sedation dentistry, be sure to ask some key questions.

IV sedation is one of the most stable forms of anesthesia. But some dental offices may offer a variety of sedation drugs. Be sure to ask about the options before you submit to sedation.

You should also ask:

· If your dentist has had dedicated training in oral sedation

· If your dentist is affiliated with any local hospitals, in case there is a need for emergency care due to a reaction to sedation

· About the risks associated with the sedation planned for you.

You may find it helpful to review this more complete list of questions from the American Dental Association.

Sedation is becoming a more common practice in dental care, and many patients find it relieves anxiety and helps them receive dental work they may have avoided otherwise. It can also be helpful for children who have an intense fear of the dentist; with sedation dentistry at Foothills Dental, a child may have a more relaxed experience in the dental office, preventing long-term anxiety or fear in the future.


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