What Should I Know About Sedation?
- Posted on: Mar 15 2019
If you’re the type to put off a visit to the dentist because of anxiety, you’re not alone. Many people come to the dentist with a little bit of nervousness, or even full-blown anxiety. But, you shouldn’t ignore the health of your teeth and mouth, just because you’re nervous. After all, dental health impacts your overall health. We offer sedation dentistry for virtually any dental procedure to help people who are less than thrilled to visit the dentist.
Undergoing sedation dentistry is extremely helpful for those who fret about seeing the dentist. It helps you relax and is extremely useful for patients who:
- Have a hard time sitting still
- Need a large amount of dental work
- Gag easily
- Have a low pain threshold
Different levels of sedation are considered depending on the needs of the patient and the type of procedure being performed. Dr. Terry Deeter has been performing sedation dentistry since 2003, and he is adept at helping many patients get great teeth with little anxiety. Our office offers two types of sedation, oral and nitrous oxide. We can help you determine which is best suited for your needs.
We offer sedation to help those with strong feelings of fear and anxiety, and it is often quite helpful. Sedation can help patients get over their fear of the dentist, thus being able to maintain a healthier smile and overall dental health moving into the future. Sedation could be a great option if you have:
- Anxiety about the dentist
- Low pain threshold
- Very sensitive teeth
- A strong gag reflex
- A need for a large amount of dental work
Once you are sedated and comfortable in the chair, we then properly numb, or anesthetize, the area we are working on, ensuring that your procedure is pain free. If you are interested in sedation dentistry, let us know when you are discussing your treatment plan. It’s an easy thing to provide, and sedation dentistry can be combined with almost any procedure we offer. Give us a call today at (701) 222-1800 to learn more about sedation dentistry.
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