The most common reason Americans give for not going to the dentist on a regular basis is that they simply “hate going to the dentist.” Millions of people forgo their regular dentist appointments each year because they feel uncomfortable having their teeth cleaned – especially if they have not been good about flossing at home. Sedation Dentistry is now changing how many people feel about going to the dentist. No longer just used for root canals and wisdom teeth extraction, sedation is commonly used by Manhattan dentists to help dental patients relax during their teeth cleanings.
Many dental practices offer sedation dentistry. The American Dental Association has issued very strict guidelines on sedation in order to protect the health of dental patients who feel the need to be sedated. The American Dental Association “supports the right of appropriately trained dentists” to use sedation to treat patients, saying it is safe and effective when administered properly. Many parents also choose this option for their children who are overly anxious about a dental visit. Pediatric dentists are specialized in administering sedation to children, and most have their own private practices for children’s dentistry.
Sedation can help to make a dental appointment comfortable and easy. There is freedom from pain or discomfort, a quick appointment time, and relief for those who feel anxious about their appointments. So all of those people who “hate going to the dentist” can actually enjoy walking out of the dentist with that “fresh from the dentist” clean feeling.
Posted on behalf of Dr. David Janash, Park South Dentistry
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