What is Sedation Dentistry and is it Right for You?

By: Jordan Heften

Who can forget the "Three Stooges Dentist Scene", with one of the hapless stooges planted in the chair while the other two stooges held him in place as the dentist went about his torturous business. For generations dentist offices have gained a reputation for being a place that are not desirous at best and for some people they just won't go there.

The fact is, that dental procedures have grown increasingly more painless and some treatments such as bleaching and Lumineers don't involve any shots of local anesthetic at all, because they are perfectly painless.

Still there are some people out there that just want to be sedated through the whole procedure and that is their choice. Sedation dentistry is now being performed by more and more dentists nation wide that understand that no matter how painless their treatments are, some people will still want to take the"easy way out" and opt for "the pill" or "a shot".

There is a wide assortment of drugs that are used to sedate the patient and they are administered both intravenously and in pill form. You can even have your dentist give you a tranquilizer that you can take the day of the treatment in your home to help you with any anxiety problems that you may have to confront.

The fact is, that this is the age of technology and people who need dental treatment should be provided whatever it takes to get them through the treatment and dentists that practice sedation dentistry understand this.

If you have lingering dental problems you must understand that the longer they are left untreated the worse they are going to become. Now with the advent of sedation dentistry there is no longer any reason why someone should have to put off going to a dentist if they need to.

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