What You Need To Know About Dental Sedation

  • May 20, 2017

Every patient is unique and brings their own distinct set of questions and concerns along with them each time they pass through our doors. At our Lexington, KY area dentist’s office, we have seen how dental sedation can help in a big way when it comes to helping folks relax and let go of their fears or anxiety. That said, dental sedation techniques also allow for other advantages that may be of interest to you as you plan for your next dental procedure at Beaumont Family Dentistry. Keep reading to hear more about it, and then be sure to follow up and schedule your next appointment with Dr. Takacs!

Decreased Sensitivity

Are you aware of everything that is going on during a dental procedure? If you have teeth or gums that are so sensitive you can’t handle even the simplest of dental treatments, dental sedation can help!

Time Passes Faster

Here’s a perk: dental sedation tends to make the time required to work on your teeth and gums pass a lot faster. Plus, sedation can make it so you have very little memory of your procedure, which is appealing to a lot of patients.

Fewer Visits Means Fewer Hassles

Unless you are retired with loads of time on your hands, you probably have to schedule yourself very carefully to be able to fit your weekly life-demands all in. Dr. Takacs will be the first one to tell you that there’s normally a limit to how much a patient can handle before it’s been simply too much dental care for one trip. However, with the help of sedation, you can get all the care you need, even multiple procedures, all at once. This will save you time and money in the end.

A Gag Reflex Can Be Stifled

Many patients don’t like the idea of weird dental tools and strange hands going into their mouths, and this can cause a subconscious gagging reaction that slows down or interrupts our plans for treatment. The nice thing about sedation is that your reflex will be relaxed along with the rest of your body, and we will be able to do what we do best: look after the health and appearance of your smile.

You’ll Be Less Fidgety

Even mild levels of dental sedation can help patients sit still long enough to get the care they deserve. Sometimes folks with disabilities can really benefit from this kind of assistance. It’s worth considering!

Dental Sedation Options In Lexington, KY

We are qualified to offer three very different levels of sedation, guaranteed to meet all your needs. Here’s the breakdown:

Nitrous oxide is a minor sedative that leaves you relaxed but fully awake. It is commonly known as laughing gas.

Oral sedation is a pill that you swallow beforehand. This level will get you to a sleep-like state, while leaving you conscious. However, you won’t remember much about your visit when it is over. Just be sure to line up a ride home.

IV sedation is powerful and instantaneous, it gets you somewhere close to sleep but you will still be able to respond to our questions and instructions.

Come See For Yourself!

We hope that this information has been helpful. To schedule your next Lexington, KY appointment with dental sedation, contact us ASAP!

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