Dental Tips Blog

Aug
18

Anxious About Dental Treatment? Try Sleep Dentistry!

Imagine a world where you can get all of those pesky dental appointments completed in the blink of an eye.

“Sleep dentistry” is as close as you’re going to get!

Whether you suffer from crippling dental anxiety, or simply don’t like the idea of being in the chair two or three hours for a lengthy procedure, sedation dentistry could be your answer.

Who Is a Candidate for Sedation Dentistry?

First of all, just about anyone who’s nervous about dental treatment could benefit from “napping” through their visit!

Very young children, and even individuals with special needs, are typically able to tolerate their care with much less stress when they had the chance to sleep right through it.

As mentioned before, someone who needs to have a lengthy procedure completed might like to have it pass by like a quick nap.

What Does it Feels Like?

Sedation dentistry is called “sleep” or “twilight” dentistry, but you’re not actually asleep.

Instead, a sedation technique is used to reduce your awareness of your environment. You’ll still be partially conscious and able to answer questions, but the trick is that you just won’t care about what’s going on. When treatment is over, you probably won’t even remember a thing!

While mildly sedated, you’ll find that the idea of needles and drills don’t bother you a bit!

Sedation at Your Next Appointment

Sedation comes in few different forms:

  • Nitrous oxide inhaled gas
  • Oral medication
  • Intravenous sedation

The methods used in sedation vary by provider and geographical location. The safest method that can be used varies from person to person. Don’t miss out on the chance to enjoy your easiest dental appointment yet! Contact your local dentist today to learn more.

Posted on behalf of:
Dr. David Kurtzman D.D.S.
611 Campbell Hill St. NW #101
Marietta, GA 30060
(770) 980-6336

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