Think you’ve heard it all when it comes to sedation dentistry? Test your knowledge with the following four facts about dental sedation that all dentists want you to know.
Forget the whole “sleep” dentistry idea; it’s a bit misleading. Sedation can make you feel drowsy enough to doze off, but the goal isn’t to render you completely unconscious. Rather, it just relaxes you enough to keep you calm and to dull the pain.
The sedation used in a dental office isn’t the general anesthesia used in an operating room. Your dentist offers something much lighter. Again, since sedation only helps you relax, you’ll also need some local anesthetic to prepare your teeth for treatment.
If you suffer from severe dental anxiety, your dentist may prescribe a sedative for you to take the night before your appointment. This will ensure that you get a good night’s rest and don’t feel as nervous when you come in.
Don’t need drugs to brave your dental cleanings? That’s perfectly fine. But sedation can still come in handy if you’d like to get multiple lengthy procedures done in one day. This will spare you the need to return for more than one appointment.
How does sedation help? The medication will make it feel like hours of treatment were wrapped up within a few brief minutes.
Do you have any other questions about dental sedation that weren’t addressed? Your sedation dentist will be happy to clear things up. Call to schedule a consultation to learn more.
Posted on behalf of:
Mansouri Family Dental Care & Associates
4720 Lower Roswell Rd
Marietta, GA 30068
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