Five Reasons to Consider Sedation Dentistry

Five Reasons to Consider Sedation Dentistry

Posted by Dr. Reading on Dec 16 2021, 05:32 AM

At Reading Pediatric Dentistry in West Jordan, UT, we like to keep our patients up to date on the most recent procedures and all of their alternatives for visiting the dentist. Many individuals are unaware that sedation dentistry is a service. It's exactly what it sounds like: if you're terrified of going to the dentist for any reason, we can administer sedation during your regular cleaning or other operation to help you relax. 

Here are five compelling reasons why you should choose sedation dentistry:

Accelerate the Process

Part of your time at the dentist's office is spent on the dentist making sure you are comfortable and calming you down if you become scared or concerned. Much of that time can be saved with sedation dentistry. After the patient has been properly relaxed, the dentist can simply go to work. 

There Is No Discomfort or Anxiety

Most people link dental anxiety with apprehension about pain. If you choose sedation dentistry, you won't have to worry about feeling any pain. If required, your dentist will still use a local anesthetic to numb your mouth before performing any procedure to ensure that you are completely pain-free.

Many dental treatments can be performed comfortably by administering a local anesthetic, however, some patients are afraid of needles. Mild sedatives can alleviate needle phobia and reduce painful feelings associated with injections, whereas moderate sedation can eliminate injections by merely swallowing a tablet.

No Lasting Side Effects

Most individuals are reassured and relieved of their worry by the dentist's attentive and gentle treatments. Sedation dentistry, on the other hand, is a terrific alternative for those individuals who require a little more assistance and has no long-term adverse effects, so your next trip to the dentist may be as stress-free as possible.

Enhance Your Quality of Life

If you experience nervousness or anxiety during dental treatment, you should consider using sedation dentistry. If you do not choose sedation dentistry, you may get apprehensive not only on the day of treatment but also when you arrange your appointment, because you may be thinking about how you handle dental work at all hours of the day and night. Anxiety and nervousness might manifest themselves in your regular work life.

Subdue Your Gag Reflex

If you have a sensitive gag reflex, it can be difficult to accomplish dental procedures on time. However, anesthesia can be used to lessen the gag reflex. So that the dentist may provide adequate therapy.

Call us at (801) 282-6901 or schedule an appointment online for the best dental care and experience.

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