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When is Sleep Dentistry a Good Choice?

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Sleep dentistry allows all dental patients to experience fast, efficient, comfortable dental care. Patients that opt to choose sleep dentistry for their procedures may benefit from it due to circumstances such as:

Patients that are extremely anxious about their treatment, or have special needs that make it difficult to stay in a dental treatment chair are able to complete their necessary treatment with the use of sleep dentistry. Because delaying treatment for decay or other dental disease only allows the condition to compound, sleep dentistry enables your dental care provider to complete all necessary treatment in just one comfortable visit.

For invasive procedures that involve oral surgeries, it is necessary to fully sedate the dental patient for their comfort. This is very typical for patients undergoing extraction of wisdom teeth or gum grafting. Even patients that have minor to moderate treatment needs may decide they will benefit from sleep dentistry when they have a phobia of the dentist and prefer to have fewer appointments.

Sleep dentistry is performed in a variety of settings, based on what the patient needs. From private dental offices, to oral surgeon settings or hospitals, sleep sedation is readily available to most dental patients who are in need of it, and tailored to meet their unique needs.

A variety of options are used for sleep dentistry, ranging from oral medications that induce a sleepy state, to IV medicine that causes a deep sleep. Your dentist will work with you to determine the appropriate level of sleep dentistry needed to help your experience be as positive and comfortable as possible.

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