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Benefits of Sedation Dentistry

Benefits of Sedation DentistryRegular dental care is an important part of oral health maintenance. Unfortunately, not everyone is comfortable with dental care. As many as 30 percent of the US population suffers from dental anxiety. For these people, sedation dentistry can make a world of difference.

Sedation dentistry is a technique that uses light anesthesia to allow patients to reach a relaxed, comfortable state during their treatment. Many of those who undergo sedation dentistry report that their treatment feels like it goes by more quickly, and extensive procedures may often be performed in fewer appointments.

Sedation dentistry has a long record of safety with both children and adults. Levels of sedation are determined based upon health status, degree of anxiety, and treatment recommendations.

While most people think only of nitrous oxide when they think of sedation dentistry, it is not the only option. In fact, oral sedation is often used with adult patients. They will be provided with a prescription for a sedative medication that will help them achieve the desired state before they receive treatment. Nitrous oxide may also occasionally be used in addition to or instead of oral sedation.

If you experience dental anxiety or dental phobia, sedation dentistry may be a good option to help you receive routine dental treatment in a relaxed environment. Neglecting necessary procedures can lead to more extensive treatment, but sedation dentistry can ensure you receive timely, appropriate, comfortable treatment when you need it.

If you are interested in learning more about sedation dentistry, contact our Northridge dentist today for an appointment to find out your options or to make an appointment.

Source: Cosmetic Dentist Northridge

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