How Does Sedation Dentistry Work?
April 17, 2019
Dental procedures used to insight terror for some patients. Now there is an easy way to get dental work done without the fear of visiting the dentist office. Sedation dentistry is a great option for patients that have a fear of the dentist or who fear needles and other sharp instruments used at the dental office. Here at Livonia Dental Care we offer sedation dentistry to all of our eligible patients. Now you might be asking, what is sedation dentistry? How does it work?
Sedation Dentistry is a dental procedure that involves using sedatives on patients to induce them into a twilight like sleep. This allows patients to still be able to cooperate with the dentist when asked questions, but the patient feels no pain and has no memory of the procedure. The sedative will help patients feel calm and relaxed throughout the entire procedure. They work by reducing consciousness of the patient to ensure a pain and anxiety free visit. Sedation dentistry gives patients another way to get their dental work done. At Livonia Dental Care we give oral medication to our patients to take before their appointment. Patients must have someone to drop them off and pick them up after the appointment because they are being sedated and cannot handle driving or using other heavy machinery after their appointment.
Many patients have a fear of the dentist. Some patients are not afraid of a dental procedure being done, but instead fear blood, needles, or sharp instruments. There are also patients who may have had a bad experience with a dentist in the past. That’s why we at Livonia Dental care, perform sedation dentistry to help keep our patients happy and comfortable at our office.
There are many benefits to sedation dentistry and here are just a few of the major ones:
- Pain-free and comfortable
- Reduces Anxiety and fear
- Makes the patient unaware of the sounds, sighs, and odors around them during the procedure
- No pain felt due to teeth sensitivity
- No gag reflex is triggered during the procedure