Many people avoid visiting the dentist because of their discomfort or anxiety while they are waiting. Some dentists try and make your visit comfortable by playing a movie or playing relaxing music. Although this may work for some, others may prefer even more comfort. Visiting a sedation dentist can dramatically take your relaxation to a new level. Dental sedation is used for cosmetic, restorative, and even general procedures to help patients stay stress-free and calm during their visit.
How does dental sedation work?
A sedation dentist usually also does cosmetic or general dentistry. During your initial consultation, your dentist will determine the best sedation solution based on the dental procedure, the patient’s medical history, and also current health. The process for dental sedation is simple:
- Following the consultation, the dentist will prescribe sedating medication for the patient to take prior of their next appointment. Also the dentist will require the patient to have someone to drive them to and from their appointment.
- At their appointment the patient will become extremely relaxed. It is important that they stay conscious so they can respond to the sedation dentist.
- Once the procedure is over the patient will have brief amnesia and no agonizing remembrances.
Not only will a patient benefit from sedation, the sedation dentist will accomplish much more dental work at one time. If you are nervous about a procedure and would like to learn more about a sedation dentist contact Ken Robertson DMD.