Major Reasons to Consider Sedation Dentistry

Major Reasons to Consider Sedation Dentistry

Posted by Dr. Daniel Vasquez Feb 10,2021

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Many people have a phobia of dental treatments. And consequently, they avoid going to a dentist. This unknown anxiety could be due to various reasons such as fear of needles, a previous bad experience, or the pain associated with the procedures. That’s why at Vasquez & Associates Dental Office, we offer oral conscious sedation also known as laughing gas. 

If you avoid dental visits because of pain or embarrassment, sedation dentistry is a perfect solution for you. Sedation will help you cope with your pain, discomfort, stress, and anxiety during your procedures.

Why Should You Consider Sedation Dentistry?

The following reasons will help you understand why you should consider sedation techniques to overcome your fear of dental procedures:

Improved Quality of Life

It’s not easy dealing with nervousness and anxiety about your upcoming dental appointments.  Regular check-ups and cleanings are essential to maintain your oral health.  With Sedation, you can overcome your fear and undergo all the routine dental procedures you avoided earlier. Before your dental appointment, you can remind yourself that the sedative medications will help you feel more calm and relaxed. 

Less Pain

If you feel considerable pain or soreness while undergoing dental procedures, sedation dentistry may be of great help. Sedation will not only help you relax but will reduce the pain during the treatments.

Allows Multiple Procedures

Sedation dentistry will allow you to get multiple procedures done at the same time. Patients who suffer from dental anxiety find it hard to sit still during their treatment and end up stretching out their procedures throughout several appointments. Sedation will help you feel comfortable enough to sit in the chair for lengthy hours, letting all of the necessary work be done in one sitting.

Faster Treatment

During the dental treatment, if the patient is relaxed after being given sedatives, the dentist can complete the treatment quickly and efficiently. As a result, the time needed for the procedures becomes significantly reduced.

 Controls Your Gag Reflex

Some people avoid visiting the dentist because they have an extreme gag reflex. Fortunately, sedation techniques can help patients control their gag reflex, thus allowing the dentist to work freely. A mild sedative can significantly reduce your gag reflex, making dental procedures a much more comfortable experience.

Reduced Sensation

Some people can’t deal with the sensations associated with dental treatments. This includes the scraping of teeth, the use of the drill, or even using a brush during your polishing. With sedation dentistry, this oversensitivity to dental procedures and instruments is eliminated.

If you would like to know more about sedation dentistry and how it can be helpful for you, visit our Vasquez & Associates Dental Office or call us at (760) 529-5339 to schedule your appointment!

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