A Few Facts You Should Know About Sedation Dentistry

Thousands of people suffer from anxiety associated with gong to the dentist. This is one reason that sedation dentistry was created. Sedation dentistry really works, and if you have a hard time going to the dentist you may want to give it a try next time.

When was the last time you were totally relaxed at your dental appointment? Chances are even if you are not one that gets all bent out of shape about going to see the dentist, you still do not like to go and dread it up to the last minute. All of this does not have to be the case because sedation dentistry is here to help!

You may think that sedation dentistry is some big ordeal to have to go through like getting an intravenous tube put into your hand. You cannot be more wrong. All you need to do to get the wonderful affects of sedation dentistry is to swallow one tiny pill! After taking this pill you will be able to relax for up to six hours. For this reason, a dental treatment that may take 6 hour long appointments to complete can be done in as little as one appointment. Sedation dentistry is a safe way to reduce the fatigue of extended dental treatment requiring long visits.

Many times folks will want to know if they will be unconscious with sedation dentistry; the answer to this question is no. You will be in a deeply relaxed state but you will still be conscious and responsive. The dental team will be keeping a close eye on your vitals to make sure you are alright at all times.

The sedation as mentioned before can last up to six hours, but it can fade in as little as two hours. Your dentist is going to give you enough sedation to last for the entire procedure. Imagine getting ready to go to the dentist, taking a small pill one hour before you go and arriving at your dental office completely relaxed. Next you will be taken back into one of the exam rooms and wrapped in a warm blanket. You will have your procedure done and be able to go back home and enjoy the rest of your relaxing day.

I think that the more people learn about sedation dentistry, the more folks are going to turn to it as an alternative to the normal dentist visit. We all like to be relaxed and many times none of us have time to do it. Why not let your next dental visit be your time to get some much needed relaxation in and enjoy every minute of it. Yes, you may have a sore mouth afterwards, but you can still enjoy a few hours of rest, your body will thank you for it!

Richard Feldhake DMD & Associates provides caring sedation dentistry in Glendale AZ.

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