Dental phobia is a condition shared by millions of people around the globe. Sedation dentistry offers a viable solution to relieving stress, anxiety, and fear of dental visits. If you’ve never experienced sedation dentistry, you may wonder how safe it can be. You wouldn’t be the first to ask, “is sleep dentistry safe?” before agreeing to sedation treatment. Your Longview, Texas dentist, Dr. Clint Bruyere, has compiled these facts about sedation dentistry to give you a better understanding of sleep dentistry techniques.
Sleep dentistry refers to dental procedures done under medication to help patients relax during their treatment. Dr. Bruyere offers different sedation options to promote stress-free dental procedures.
When administered by qualified dental professionals, sedation dentistry is safe and effective in helping patients overcome stress and anxiety in the dental chair. Dr. Bruyere and our team have ample experience with sedation techniques and can answer any questions you may have about their use. We can also guide you in choosing the right sedation option to meet your dental needs.
Before proceeding with sedation treatment, Dr. Bruyere will review your medical and oral history to ensure you’re a viable candidate for the sedation we will use. Although sedation dentistry is safe for children and adults, some options may be more suitable, considering your age, health, and the dental treatment(s) you need.
In addition to relieving tension, anxiety, and fear, sedation dentistry can be helpful for patients who gag easily, have trouble sitting still for long periods, have sensitive teeth, or require lengthy dental treatments.