For people who have feared visiting their dentist, developments in dentistry are a welcome change. Sedation dentistry, in particular is changing many people’s dental experiences for the better, even allowing some who have not seen the dentist in decades to restore health to their smiles. With sedation dentistry, it is possible to visit the dentist free of anxiety and pain, and achieve your smile and oral health goals. Still, you may be wondering “is sedation dentistry safe, and will it really help me?” Patients of Longview, dentist Dr. Clint Bruyere, discover there are many benefits to oral conscious sedation.
Sedation dental services including nitrous oxide, oral conscious sedation, and IV sedation have all been extensively studied. In clinical trials, sedation has earned excellent safety records. With oral sedative medication, our patients are able to attain relief from stress and fear and remain fully alert throughout dental treatments. In addition, memory of dental treatment received under sedation is very weak. Most patients, once their sedative has worn off, remember little, if any, of their visit.
Due to the relaxing effects of oral sedation, many people choose this option as a way to complete lengthy procedures or multiple procedures with ease. Sedatives have a relaxing effect on the mind and the body, allowing patients to sit comfortably in the dental chair for longer durations with minimal muscle fatigue. When muscles are in a more relaxed state throughout the dental procedure, there tends to be less soreness following treatment.
The overall purpose of dental care is to correct existing dental problems and prevent future problems from occurring. For those who struggle with dental anxiety, however, overwhelming fear can stand in the way of accomplishing smile and oral health goals. When regular dental care is lacking, the risk of small problems turning into something severe increases, and the more severe the problem, the more extensive treatment will be.
Our commitment lies in the physical and emotional comfort of our patients. We seek to improve dental experiences with clear communication and sedation for those who choose. Using safe, effective methods, we can help you maintain your healthiest smile.
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