Sedation Dentistry: Complete Your Treatment in a Single Visit

Posted by ridgetopdental on October 12th, 2016

Sedation dentistry is a way to perform dental surgeries and other procedures without inflicting any pain. It involves practices in which the patients are put in a state where they do not feel any pain or discomfort caused by the treatment procedures. The particular area to be treated is anesthetized. Sedatives also help patients get instant relief from anxiety and stress. Sedation dentistry reduces the memory of the treatment while making it less painful especially, in the case of invasive treatments. As the patient feels relaxed, it invariably relieves the dentist allowing him to concentrate on the treatment procedure.

Some major benefits of sedation dentistry are explained here.

Relaxation and Comfort: Many people have a dental phobia, and some of them even postpone their impending treatments because of anxiety. Sedation dentistry removes the fear and stress from the treatment procedures making the patient more receptive towards the treatment. It also increases the comfort level of the patient during the treatment. Patients who are sedated feel more comfortable after the treatment irrespective of the duration of the procedure.

Movement Control: Sedation controls and minimizes the patient’s body movements and helps the dentist to be carefree about such sudden movements. Uncontrolled and sudden body movements in the patient can disrupt the procedure as well as turn the whole process into a disaster. In serious cases, conscious sedation can be less effective and in such situations Sterling dentists have to use complete sedation or general anesthesia.

Increased Cooperation: Sedation dentistry helps the patient to cooperate with the dentist and this helps the dentist, to focus on the treatment procedure. It enhances the accuracy and quality of the treatment. Sedation dentistry is also known to be highly effective when it comes to patients suffering from mental disorders and hyperactive children.

Reduced or No Memory of Treatment: Short-term amnesia can be a side-effect of conscious sedation which turns out to be a boon both for the patient as well as the dentist. If the patient has opted for sedation treatment, then he or she may have little or no memory of the treatment process. The patient might think that the procedure lasted only for minutes while it might have had lasted for hours. Some invasive treatments like gum surgery or dental extractions can be highly painful for patients with sensitivity issues and in such cases sedation dentistry becomes a must.

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