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SEDATION DENTISTRY

Does your fear or anxiety of the dentist prevent you from receiving the regular dental care you need? From soothing mild jitters to removing severe phobias, sedation dentistry in Fairhaven can provide significant help.

WHAT IS SEDATION DENTISTRY?

Sedation dentistry is the use of sedative medications to help a patient relax through dental work. With sedation dentistry, your dentist can work more effectively and your experience in the dental chair is more comfortable.

Your team at Signa Dental Care is pleased to offer oral conscious sedation to our patients who are afraid of dental treatment. We achieve this level of sedation by prescribing a common medication for you to take orally the night before and about an hour before your appointment. By the time you are settling into the dental chair, its effects have taken over and you are ready to receive treatment. We always combine oral conscious sedation with local anesthesia to ensure you do not feel anything at all from your treatment.

IS SEDATION DENTISTRY SAFE?

We will consider your complete health history before recommending oral conscious sedation. Most of our patients can safely undergo sedation. Performed by a qualified dentist like the team at Signa Dental, sedation dentistry is a safe and effective option for helping people of all ages overcome their dental anxiety. You remain fully conscious and able to respond to your dentist’s questions throughout your time under sedation, but you are totally relaxed and removed from the sights, smells, and sounds of what is going on around you.

The medication used in oral conscious sedation is commonly prescribed and associated with only mild and temporary side effects. Some patients experience slight nausea after rousing from oral conscious sedation. Most patients will not remember anything from their time under sedation, which is a bonus for people dealing with dental fear or anxiety.

WHO IS A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR SEDATION DENTISTRY?

The best candidate for sedation dentistry is someone who avoids visiting the dentist due to their fear or anxiety, even when they are experiencing pain. Sometimes, people only need to undergo one visit under sedation to see that there is really nothing to fear from visiting the dentist. They can resume regular preventive care afterwards.

People who have mobility issues that prevent them from comfortably reclining in the dental chair may also benefit from sedation dentistry, which helps them to relax for however long is necessary to complete the dental treatment.

People with severe gag reflexes are also good candidate's for sedation dentistry.

IT’S TIME TO RELAX AT THE DENTIST!

Most people could use a little help relaxing at the dentist’s office. If you could, too, it is time for you to consider sedation dentistry! Request an appoinment with your dentist in Fairhaven to discuss oral conscious sedation today.

 


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