What is Sedation Dentistry?
Dental anxiety affects millions of people worldwide and is one of the number one reasons why so many people forgo the dental office. If you have been ignoring your dental health because of a phobia of the dentist, sedation dentistry is a viable option. It is a great choice for patients of all ages since there are many levels of sedation available. The goal of sedation dentistry is to provide full or partial sedation in order to make your appointment more comfortable.
Some patients choose to make use of sedation dentistry at every one of their appointments while others only choose this option for more extensive procedures. Regardless of what you choose, Dr. Lori Logan can consult with you on the level of sedation that is right for you. Together, we can provide a calm, comfortable and highly relaxed experience in our office no matter what type of work is needed.
Who is a good candidate for Sedation Dentistry?
Sedation dentistry is ideal for most healthy adults. It is vital that you have a consultation, examination and thorough health history done prior to receiving sedation. Because there are so many types and levels of sedation available, there is something for virtually everyone looking for a more comfortable experience in the office. Sedation is most recommended for advanced procedures such as extractions, root canals and surgeries.
More patients are choosing sedation dentistry because of the benefits that come from seeking routine dental care without the fear or anxiety involved. If you have ever had a panic attack while sitting in the dental office, you know how devastating the experience can be to your happiness, health and your future dental appointments. Feel free to discuss your sedation options with us at your next appointment so that we can better serve you in making the dental experience a more comfortable one that encourages you to continue your preventative care.
If you are interested in sedation dentistry, call our office so that our helpful staff members can help answer any of your questions regarding this option.