Even the nicest dentist and dentist’s office can cause anxiety in some patients. In fact, some people refuse to go to the dentist – even if they are experiencing a major dental problem. This is a challenge that dentists have been hoping to help people overcome for years. That’s why 181 Dental is so excited to offer sedation dentistry.

What is Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentistry is a procedure in which a patient is given medicine to help him or her relax during dental procedures. The patient isn’t completely asleep. Instead, many say they feel as if they are in a light doze – able to respond to questions, but still very relaxed and on the brink of sleep.

Who Needs Sedation Dentistry?

This type of dentistry is one of the best options for people who experience various challenges when going to the dentist. These include those who:

  • Suffer from severe anxiety at the dentist
  • Have a very active gag reflex
  • Have a hard time handling pain
  • Can’t sit still when in the dentist’s chair
  • Need a lot of dental work completed

Additionally, sedation dentistry can be a great option for those who may have fears and worries that prevent them from going to the dentist until they are in extreme pain. There is no need to neglect your oral health when sedation dentistry is on your side.

The mild sedation provided during a session of sedation dentistry can be administered by our dentists. This makes the procedure very easy to both offer and deliver. With sedation dentistry, a long smile makeover or a full-mouth periodontal procedure can feel very brief and pain-free.

Why is Sedation Dentistry Important?

Offering sedation dentistry means that 181 Dental can provide service to those patients that suffer from extreme fear or anxiety, children, people on the autism spectrum, and more. This option also helps to prevent continued anxiety in patients who haven’t come to the dentist in awhile because of their anxiety.

We are happy to offer this comfortable, pain-free service to our patients here at 181 Dental. Please let us know if you or someone you know may benefit from sedation dentistry. We are here to help service you in the best and most effective way possible.