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Jul
24

Is Sedation Dentistry Right for Me?

You don’t have to have an intense fear of the dental office to consider sedation dentistry. Even people with mild dislike for dental treatment can make a great candidate for the relaxing option! Why? Because sedation dentistry is designed to put you at ease – regardless of what your reasons are for wanting to feel that way.

Maybe you’ve had a bad experience at a previous dental office. Or, maybe you have a longer treatment that needs to be completed and you don’t want to have to sit for a long period in the dental care. With sedation, you can literally feel like you’re taking a nap throughout the entire procedure.

Depending on the depth of sedation, you may be completely unaware of everything around you, or you may still be able to answer simple questions. Most sedatives are also an amnesiac, so even if you are partially conscious, most people never remember a thing.

Sedation dentistry is a safe way to enjoy ultimate comfort, even if you aren’t having invasive treatments completed. Some people even opt to have their teeth cleaned at the same time! Since you are more comfortable, your dentist can work more efficiently and complete your treatment in a shorter amount of time. This eliminates the need for scheduling multiple appointments.

Most people are candidates for sedation, but your dentist will still need to review your health history with you to make sure. Please bring a list of any medications that you are taking, as well as surgeries or hospitalizations in the past year.

To find out what type of sedation option is right for you, talk to your dentist about sedation dentistry today!

Posted on behalf of:
Group Health Dental
230 W 41st St
New York, NY 10036
(212) 398-9690

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