Is Dental Sedation Right For You?
Do any of these characteristics describe you?
- Fear of dental treatment / Dental Phobia
- History of traumatic dental experiences
- Difficulty getting numb
- Very sensitive gag reflex or difficulty opening your mouth
- Extremely sensitive teeth
- Busy schedule
- Complex dental problems
- Embarrassment about teeth
- Denial of a dental problem until the pain becomes unbearable
- Have avoided dental care for years – even decades
- Regularly make and cancel dentist appointments
- Experience sweaty palms or find yourself gripping the armrests of the dentist chair
If any of these sound familiar, then dental sedation or sleep dentistry may be right for you. Call Shamblott Family Dentistry today at: 952-935-5599 and schedule your initial examination and x-ray consultation.
Benefits of Sedation Dentistry…
- You won’t feel a thing with sedation dentistry or sleep dentistry. In fact, sleep dentistry relaxes you enough that you’ll be completely unaware that you are at a dentist office, yet you should be able to go to work the next day.
- You can catch up on years of putting off trips to the dentist in as little as one or two visits. When everything is done, you’ll wake up with little or no memory of the procedure.
- For those with busy schedules, sedation dentistry allows you to take care of complex treatments, which might normally require up to eight separate appointments, in just a single trip to the dentist.
In other words, sedation dentistry or sleep dentistry saves you time! Another bonus is that sedation dentistry reduces the fatigue associated with ongoing dental treatments.
About Dental Sedation?
In the past, most dental procedures were done with the help of local anesthesia. This involved numbing your lip and cheek with a shot of Novocain or other local anesthetics. Although this practice was effective in ensuring you didn’t feel pain during your dental procedure, it did nothing to help with the underlying problem – fear of the dentist. You see, with local anesthesia you were still awake – and able to see and hear – the entire dental process, drill and all. It is this fear and trepidation about sedation dentistry that often prevents people from getting the dental care they need.