The short answer is yes, you could get dental sedation for a root canal. But there’s more to consider before you have sedation or “sleep dentistry.”
What Is Dental Sedation?
Sedation dentistry is often touted as a way to sleep through your dental procedure. But it doesn’t always work that way. Rather, it helps you relax during the treatment and then forget it happened once it’s over with.
Sedation may come in the form of oral pills or syrup, laughing gas, or an intravenous drip.
Pros and Cons of Dental Sedation
Why have sedation dentistry? It can help you…
You may want to pass on sedation (if you don’t truly need it) because:
How About That Root Canal?
If you’ve never had a root canal before, you may be terrified to get one. But you should know that root canals aren’t as scary as they’re made out to be.
With the help of local anesthesia, you shouldn’t feel a thing. Getting a root canal practically feels no different from getting a filling.
So unless dental sedation is the only thing that will help you deal with your severe dental phobia, there’s no reason that you’ll absolutely need a sedative.
To find out which option is in your best interests, consult with your local dentist.
Posted on behalf of:
Dr. David Kurtzman D.D.S.
611 Campbell Hill St. NW #101
Marietta, GA 30060
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