Got Dental Fear? Sedation Dentistry Can Benefit You. This is How!

Got Dental Fear? Sedation Dentistry Can Benefit You. This is How!

Posted by Kevin Fong on Feb 27 2023, 03:47 AM

Do you avoid going to the dentist because you're afraid? Do you often gag, choke, or vomit when the dentist is performing procedures? If yes, then sedation dentistry may be right for you. Listed below are the top benefits of sedation dentistry.

Anxiety Relief

Almost everyone has been afraid of the dentist at some point in their life. But things have changed for the better, and now there are a variety of ways to manage anxiety and fear. IV sedation allows patients to relax and lose track of time. It's also helpful for patients with a sensitive gag reflex or who have trouble sitting still for long periods of time. Patients can even choose laughing gas or an oral sedative to take before the procedure, making the appointment easier for them. Anxiety relief is one of the many benefits of sedation dentistry. When you are under the effects of sedation dentistry, you won't feel any anxiety or fear about the upcoming dental procedures.

Anterograde Amnesia

One of the effects of sedation dentistry is that it erases the memories associated with the procedure. If a patient feels anxious at the dentist's office, they might remember certain details of the procedure when they leave. Having amnesia can be especially helpful for patients who have put off going to the dentist because of anxiety or fear. By erasing any memories of discomfort, patients are more likely to get regular dental care in the future.

Reduction in Gag Reflex

A hyperactive gag reflex can make even routine procedures seem unpleasant. But with sedation dentistry available in our offices, dentists are able to complete more treatments in a single visit. Oral sedation medications can reduce the sensitivity of the gag reflex, making it easier for doctors to complete their work without causing pain or embarrassing the patient. In some cases, the doctor won't even need to administer the anesthetic injection because the medication will numb the area completely.

Pain Relief

Patients who have very sensitive teeth may experience a lot of pain during dental treatments. With the use of an anesthetic, painful procedures can be completed faster because the patient is comfortable throughout the treatment. Some types of sedation are also great for relieving pain after oral surgery. 

Visit Kevin D Fong, DDS, at 944 W Winton Ave, Hayward, CA 94545, to learn more about oral care. You can also call (510) 783-1572 for an appointment.

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