The Benefits of Sedation Dentistry: Could it be Right for You?

May 15, 2020

If you or someone you know hasn’t seen a dentist in years, IV Sedation, offered by Dr. Nick Seddon from Oceanfront dental, could be the answer. Dr. Seddon can relieve the anxiety and discomfort of even the most uncomfortable patients and fix your smile.

One of the biggest problems that people encounter when facing a dental procedure is dental fear. For many people, going to the dentist can be a stressful experience. Anxiety and the rapid movements that sometimes result are very hard to control. Fear of tools in your mouth, or pain and pressure, cause anxiety. This has become so common that “dental anxiety” is now a colloquialism. With sedation dentistry, you won’t even know you are having a dental procedure.

Good Reasons You May Need Sedation Dentistry

At Oceanfront Dental we want to make sure you are comfortable and at ease about your procedure, no matter what that procedure is. It may be as simple as addressing your anxiety about just going to a dentist. But there are other reasons. You may require extensive dental work, and so we may want to use sedation to mask your procedure. Some patients may not be able to get through even a minimal examination without gagging. Understandably, these spasms are a natural part of the throat’s effort to prevent intrusion into the oral cavity. Let us know if you are aware of this, mild sedation may help. Or some patients may find that they are simply not numb enough with a local anesthetic only, requiring more general sedation.

What is IV Sedation Dentistry?

IV Sedation is administered using a direct injection system. The patient receives sedation throughout the entire dental treatment, providing immediate results. Dr. Seddon carefully monitors and adjusts the sedation levels during the dental procedure. He works closely with the patient to determine the specific situation. After the procedure, patients feel as though they have slept through the entire procedure, whether it was a filling, a root canal, or a crown placement. With sedation dentistry, there are no additional uncomfortable memories, helping to reduce the likelihood of the patient fearing future visits. It will be necessary to enlist the help of a designated driver to take the patient home from the dentist’s office after the procedure.

There is always a level of risk of complications with any type of dental or medical procedure, or with medication, however, complications are very rare. With a trained and experienced dentist such as Dr. Seddon, IV Sedation is quite safe. Pain-free dental care is something everyone wants and why it has become so favourable for so many.

IV Sedation Dentistry Just May Be the Answer

IV Sedation Dentistry at Oceanfront Dental is safe and effective. If you have been anxious about experiencing a dental procedure, you may be putting off visits to the dentist that could provide better prevention of more serious problems. Call us and get your questions answered. Sedation dentistry has helped thousands of people overcome their concerns about dental procedures, resulting in a beautiful new smile.

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