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Mar
30

How Sedation Dentistry Can Improve Your Smile

Is the thought of dentistry something that causes you to freeze up with fear?

You’re not alone! Many people are anxious over anything dental-related. If you struggle with dental fear, then you need to learn how sedation dentistry can have a big effect on your dental health.

Why Dentistry Is Essential

There’s much more to your smile than sparkling white teeth! Your oral hygiene affects your overall health. Research shows that neglecting dental health is connected to health complications like:

  • Diabetes
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Fungal infections
  • Stroke
  • Oral cancer

Regular dental care will help you to prevent problems before they start. Dental treatment can be much easier to tolerate with the help of some safe and effective sedation.

The Benefits of Sedation

Sedation allows you to virtually “sleep” through almost any dental procedure. While you’ll be conscious for the procedure and able to respond to questions, you won’t remember much. You’ll feel like you just woke up from a nap. An hour will pass by like a few seconds, and you’ll be so relaxed during the procedure.

Your Sedation Options

The most common forms of minimal sedation used in dentistry are oral (pills) and inhaled (laughing gas). The pills will be prescribed in advance of your appointment so that you can take them ahead of time. The laughing gas, or nitrous oxide, is very safe and has no lasting effects.

Feeling relaxed in the dental chair could be your ticket to better health. Visit your local dental office to learn more about the anxiety management techniques the team uses. They’ll be happy to help!

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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