When is dental sedation appropriate?

When is dental sedation appropriate?

Local anesthetic is sufficient to prevent pain during dental treatments for most of our patients. For other patients, dental sedation may also be appropriate in order to help alleviate their anxiety and get them the treatment they require. 


Our goal is to provide our patients with a relaxed and comfortable dental experience whenever they visit us. This is true no matter what brings them to our office. 

Most of our patients find that local anesthetic is sufficient to prevent pain during dental procedures. On the other hand, other patients need additional sedation to help them feel relaxed and calm about dental treatments and procedures.

Our dentists determine each patients' needs on a case-by-case basis because every patient's sedation and general anesthesia requirements are unique. 

Dental sedation may be appropriate in the following cases:

  • Patients who require long, complex, or particularly invasive dental procedures;
  • Patients with high anxiety or fear;
  • Patients with low pain tolerance;
  • Patients with special needs due to mental or physical disabilities;
  • Patients with special healthcare requirements;
  • Patients who are medically compromised;
  • Patients suffering from dental phobias;
  • Patients who find that local anesthetic is not effective in pain control;
  • Patients with allergies to local aesthetic;
  • Patients with exaggerated gag reflexes;
  • Patients who have difficulty holding their mouth open for sustained periods of time;
  • Patients who have difficulties staying still during dental treatment.

Our Delta dentists can help you to receive the dental treatment you need, in a relaxed and comfortable manner.

If you think that dental sedation might be right for you, contact us today to find out more. Our dental professionals want to help you to achieve a healthier smile.

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