Dental sedation is not usually for regular dental cleanings or checkups, but we may be able to offer it for patients with extreme anxiety.
Who needs sedation for dentistry?
If you are dealing with any of the following points, you may consider dental sedation:
- Phobia around dental procedures
- Small mouth that becomes sore during dental work
- Resistance to local anesthetic
- General anxiety disorder
- Previous bad experience(s) with dental work
- Unusually sensitive oral nerves
Sedation can help you undergo the dental treatment you need if you suffer from any of the issues above. For example, dental sedation can help patients get through anything from root canals and tooth extractions, to dental implant procedures, with less stress.
That said, dental sedation is usually not offered for regular dental cleanings, x-rays, and other routine dental care. In cases of extreme anxiety, however, it may be considered an option.
How do I know if dental sedation is right for me?
If you tend to feel significantly anxious about the prospect of going to the dentist, talk to your dentist. He will be able to advise you on whether dental sedation is right for you, and if so, what type would be most beneficial.