Am I a Candidate For Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation can be part of different dental treatments, ranging from the treatment of extensive-stage caries to more complex extraction and implantation. Dental sedation is effective in adults, children, and even toddlers.

So how do you know if you are a good candidate for sedation dentistry once you find out what is sleep dentistry?  See if any of the following conditions apply to you (or for who you are considering for sleep dentistry) when you go to a sedation dentist Cambridge:
  • patients with dental anxiety/phobia from mild to severe.
  • The patient has a low pain threshold and has difficulty enduring even small amounts of pain.
  • patients who are going through an uncomfortable procedure: wisdom teeth removal, extractions, root canal therapy, bone grafting, implant placement.
  • patients who are doing a lot of work at once, instead of coming for multiple appointments.
  • The patient experiences severe gag reflex when the dentist manipulates their teeth and gums;
  • The patient still feels pain and discomfort despite local anesthetics.

What are the top 5 reasons people want or need IV sedation?

After seeing and treating thousands of people over the years, here are the top 5 reasons people opt for full IV anesthesia:

  1. Wisdom teeth removal.
  2. Other tooth extractions, bone grafts, sinus lifts, followed by implant placement.
  3. Lengthy procedures (sit and get all cavities done in one sitting rather than coming for multiple appointments).
  4. Dental anxiety/fear/phobia that has kept them away from receiving care that they want and deserve.
  5. To be more comfortable and more relaxing appointment.

Just so you know everything that you should expect, you can find out what sleep dentistry feels like as well.

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