Some people tend to avoid their dental appointments or won’t book one even if they are suffering from dental issues due to fears and dental anxiety. Dental Anxiety is a psychological condition affecting a large number of people worldwide. The problem prevents people from undergoing check-ups and treatments which puts the oral health at risk. Untreated oral diseases can worsen over time and may develop into severe health issues that can compromise one’s health and may require complex treatments. Here at Chesterfield Hilltown Dental, we understand that the patients want to relax and be comfortable during dental procedures. We provide Sedation Dentistry Services to help our patients cope up with dental anxiety and fears.
What is Sedation Dentistry?
It is a branch of dentistry that uses a prescription medicine or sedative to allow patients to be in a relaxed and comfortable state during the dental procedures. Sedation Dentistry is also called as “sleep dentistry” though it’s not entirely correct since the types of sedation allow the patient to be awake (except for those who are under general anesthesia).
Types of Sedation at Chesterfield Hilltown Dental
There are some ways to administer a sedative such as:
- It is a type of sedation where the sedative is taken orally, an hour before the dental treatment. It is also referred to as “pill sedation.” Once the sedative takes effect, the patient will feel drowsy and groggy making them relax and comfortable while undergoing a dental procedure. Oral Sedation is the most accessible type of sedation since it does not use needles and syringe.
- It is a type of sedation which uses nitrous oxide mixed with oxygen in making the patient relax. It is administered by allowing the patient to inhale through a mask placed over the nose. The dentist can control the level of sedative the patient can receive. Additionally, the effect of the sedation tends to wear off once the mask is removed
- It is administered by using a needle and syringe. Local Anesthetic is used to eliminate the feeling of pain by blocking the nerve and pain impulses. It is injected into the treatment area to numb it before the procedure.
Benefits of Sedation Dentistry
- Painless and Comfortable Dental Procedure
- Reduce Dental Anxiety
- Quick Procedure
- Reduce Gag Reflex
- Anterograde Amnesia
Sedation Dentistry plays an essential role when it comes to helping patients cope up with dental anxiety and fears. It comes in different levels and types to cater the needs of the patient.
Everyone deserves an anxious-free, comfortable dental experience. Avail of our Sedation Dentistry services in Chesterfield. Book your appointment with us at Chesterfield Hilltown Dental. Visit us at 130 Hilltown Village Center, Chesterfield, MO 63017.