We know that even though our staff is fully trained, experienced, and nice that we are still dentists and dentists can be scary for a lot of people. Although patients used to have to “suck it up” when they came into our office for a cleaning or a procedure, we are excited to say that we offer another alternative, which will help soothe your fears: sedation dentistry. Because sedation dentistry has practically revolutionized the dental industry, we thought it would be fun to take a closer look at three unique benefits.
Benefit #1: It Helps You Ask All The Right Questions
One thing that we run into with patients who have severe anxiety is that they are unable to ask all the questions that they want to because they are so overwhelmed by their fear. After we give you a slight amount of laughing gas or an oral sedative, it will help you relax, focus, and ask us all of the questions about your oral health that you’ve been meaning to. Once you ask the right questions, we can address them properly and get your mouth feeling as healthy as ever.
Benefit #2: There Are Different Kinds
Another unique thing about sedation dentistry is that there is no such thing as a one size fits all method. In fact, we offer several different types of sedation depending on the kind of anxiety that you are experiencing and the procedure that you are having. The types of sedation that we offer include:
- Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas)
- Oral Sedation
- IV Sedation
- Deep Sedation
Benefit #3: Time Will Pass Faster
When you are having a good time, time goes by quickly. Similarly, when you are nervous and getting a dental procedure done, it can seem like time practically stands still. Another unique benefit of sedation dentistry is that it helps to speed up time, which can make your entire procedure go by quickly so that you can get home and get back to doing what you love the most.
Depending on the severity of your anxiety and the procedure that you are getting done will help us determine what kind of sedation that we should give you. Are you ready to learn more about sedation dentistry and whether or not it’s right for you? Contact our Webster office today and call us at (832) 479-4676.