Benefits of sedation dentistry for Hallsville residents

Sedation, once very rare in the dental office, has seen a considerable increase in popularity in recent years. Although it is still only available at select practices, more patients are seeking out a dentist who offers this service. Some travel a considerable distance to see a sedation dentist. However, residents of Longview, Hallsville, and surrounding communities are fortunate to have this option right here, at Dr. Bruyere’s office.

Why is sedation so popular?

Sedation dentistry is a great service for anxious or fearful patients. Dental phobia is more common than you might imagine. If you experience jitters, apprehension, or all-out panic at the thought of setting foot in a dental office, you are not alone. Fear keeps countless people from receiving the dental care they so badly need – and sedation is an excellent solution. However, that is not the only benefit. A growing number of anxiety-free patients are opting to be sedated during certain procedures.

The benefits of sedation include:

  • Suppress gag reflex – Without sedation, a strong gag reflex can make dental procedures uncomfortable, and extend the appointment time because your dentist needs to adjust techniques accordingly.
  • Ease claustrophobic feelings – Many people hate dental appointments, and it has nothing to do with fear of pain. If you panic when someone is “in your face,” sedation may be the solution.
  • Reduce dental chair fatigue – Sedation relaxes your body as well as your mind, helping you avoid the stiff muscles and aching joints that can accompany extended periods of sitting motionless.
  • Receive complex treatment with fewer appointments – Normally extensive treatment is divided into multiple, short appointments for your comfort. With sedation, we can take care of all your dental needs with fewer office visits, and less discomfort.
  • Reduce pain – Although oral sedatives are not actually painkillers, they can make you less aware of it and enhance the action of pain medication.
  • Relax – Whether you have a fear of dentists, difficulty holding still, or you simply feel agitated when waiting for an appointment to end, you relax in a pleasant, dreamy state throughout your visit.

Don’t dread your next dental visit. Come to our office and relax while Dr. Bruyere transforms your smile! Call 903-708-6116 and schedule your appointment today.

 

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Dr. Bruyere graduated from Texas A&M whilst finishing at the Baylor College of Dentistry. He possesses a fellowship with the Academy of General Dentistry and 30 years of experience in dentistry.

Dr. Bruyere enjoys keeping up with the latest information on dental products, treatments and techniques whilst providing the best quality dentistry to his patients.