If you feel nervous or anxious when visiting the dentist, you’re not alone. Many people suffer from serious anxiety when facing a dental visit, and this is the main reason why sedation dentistry was developed. It allows people to receive critical dental care while relaxed, instead of nervous and uncomfortable.
What is sedation dentistry?
Sedation dentistry is a form of dentistry where you’re under one of four levels of sedation during various dental procedures. By undergoing sedation, you’re able to relax in the dentist’s chair throughout any procedure.
How is sedation administered?
Depending on the level of your anxiety, you can choose from four levels of sedation. From minimal sedation – like laughing gas – to general anesthesia (generally only used for oral surgery procedures) sedation is administered either orally, via a shot, or IV.
Is it safe?
The American Dental Association (ADA) has recognized sedation dentistry as a safe practice, and it’s recommended to be used for people with legitimate dental anxiety issues.
Sedation dentistry is a great way to become comfortable with dental visits, and in time you may find that you don’t need any type of sedation to make it through a procedure. If you’re interested in our sedation dentistry service, call us today at 520-413-9714 for more information.