Sedation Dentistry: For More Than Dental Anxiety

  • December 25, 2016

At our Lexington, KY dentist’s office, we have found that sedation dentistry does work really well when it comes to helping folks relax when they stop by one of our three convenient locations. That said, sedation dentistry techniques also have plenty of other benefits that may be of interest to you as you plan for your next dental procedure or cosmetic makeover.

Keep reading to hear more about it, and then be sure to follow up and schedule your next visit to Beaumont Family Dentistry.

Time Really Flies

Consider this: sedation can make the time required to work on your teeth and gums pass a lot faster. Additionally, sedation can make it so you have very little memory of your procedure.

Fewer Trips, Less Time Off Work

Dr. Takacs will be the first one to tell you that there’s typically 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.

No Gagging

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.

Sitting Still

Are you fidgety by nature? Then you are not alone! Even mild levels of 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.

Decreased Sensitivity

If you have teeth or gums that are so sensitive you can’t handle even the simplest of dental treatments, sedation can help with that too.

3 Levels Of Sedation

Around here, we take dental sedation seriously enough to offer three different levels of sedation, guaranteed to meet all your needs. Here’s how it works:

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 to our office 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.

One way or another, we will get you the help you need to receive the care you deserve!

Get Started Today!

We hope that you have been inspired to explore the many benefits of sedation dentistry. With a new year almost here, there couldn’t be a better time to reclaim your oral health!

To schedule your next Lexington, KY dental appointment with sedation, contact us right away!

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