The use of nitrous oxide, oral conscious sedation, and IV sedation during dental procedures is known as sedation dentistry. Many patients may prefer to have their dental procedures completed while under sedation for a variety of reasons:
- You Have Sensitive Teeth
If you have extremely sensitive teeth, even routine dental cleanings can be painful. More involved and extensive dental procedures may be too uncomfortable to handle without further anesthesia. Sedation dentistry offers a painless, anxiety-free way to undergo dental procedures for patients with sensitive teeth.
- You Experience Dental Phobia
For some patients, dental anxiety has escalated to the point of becoming a phobia. For some, their fear may be associated with needles, a low pain threshold, the sound of dental drills and other tools, or residual fear from a previous traumatic dental experience. If you lose sleep at the thought of a trip to your dentist, or feel physically sick in anticipation of a dental procedure, sedation dentistry can help you.
Patients with dental phobia may put off even routine preventative treatment for years, seriously compromising their oral and general health. Sedation dentistry allows you to relax, get a good night’s sleep, and feel calm throughout your procedure. Don’t let your fear of the dentist prevent you from getting the dental care you need.
- You Require Extensive Dental Work
For patients who must undergo extensive dental work, sedation dentistry offers a way to complete multiple procedures during one visit. Without sedation, multiple procedures or very involved treatments may be too much to endure all at once. However, because of the relaxed state induced by sedation, your dentist can complete several procedures at the same time with optimal patient comfort.
The Smile Design Center of Baltimore, MD offers sedation dentistry for general and cosmetic dentistry procedures. Schedule an appointment with The Smile Design Center to explore how our experienced team can help you achieve a healthier, brighter smile. Call (443) 275-9821 today for your appointment.