Sedation Dentistry: Keeping Comfortable
For many people, going to the dentist can be a white-knuckle experience. Whether based on irrational fears, negative past experiences or high tooth sensitivity, countless individuals associate the dentist with pain and stress. However, thanks to modern medicine, there are options available for those who otherwise avoid the dentist at all costs.
What is Sedation Dentistry?
Sedation dentistry is used to minimize the anxiety, pain and fear of some patients. Prior to dental work, patients are administered a sedative, which is intended to calm and relax them throughout the procedure. Many patients have little or no memory of the treatment. While some may see this as a bit extreme, for many the experience of going to the dentist can be extremely traumatic. Those who have trouble with gag control or movement control may also benefit from sedation.
While sedation dentistry is primarily used to alleviate much of the pain and anxiety of dental work, the practice is beneficial for another reason. The use of sedation allows us to conduct extensive dental treatment within the span of a single office visit. These visits would otherwise be too long or uncomfortable for the patient.
Is Sedation Right for You?
If the fear and discomfort of dental work is preventing you from seeking treatment, contact us today about the Sedation Dentistry options available to you. We are sympathetic to your fears and concerns, and we will work with you to find the best treatment available. Call our Beverly Hills office today at (310) 273-0111.
Category: General Dentistry