Why We Love Sedation Dentistry (And You Should Too!)

Pros & Cons of Sedation Dentistry

It’s like that old song goes: “I Wanna Be Sedated”! When it comes to getting major dental work done, one of our favorite methods of treatment is sedation dentistry. It’s the gentlest and most relaxing of our procedures. It’s something that we love to administer and consider it to be an essential part of our practice.

At Dental Specialty Associates, we’ve made it our mission to give our patients the most comprehensive dental care while providing as relaxing an experience as possible. We know how stressful it is to get dental work done, which is why we treat all our patients with the care and understanding they deserve. When it comes to putting people at ease, we’ve found that nothing does the trick as well as sedation dentistry. Here are a few reasons why we love sedation dentistry and why you should too.

Related: Pros and Cons of Sedation Dentistry

No Fear

Getting major dental work done can be a stressful and scary experience. Sedation dentistry takes the edge off by putting patients into a comfortable and relaxed state. What was once a daunting and tense experience in your mind becomes something that you probably won’t have any memory of later.

No Pain

Patients who are sedated won’t be able to feel a thing. No matter how intensive the procedure is they won’t feel any pain while they’re undergoing treatment. An added benefit is that because they’re sedated they won’t really be aware of what’s going on during their procedure. So if the sight of surgical tools frightens you, no need to worry. They’ll be out of sight and out of mind while you’re sedated.

We Can Do More In Less Time

A major benefit of sedation dentistry is that we can often get more accomplished in a single session of sedation. When patients get sedated, it reduces their gag reflexes and minimizes their movements. Uncontrolled and unexpected movements can slow down and complicate surgeries: Sedated patients are so relaxed that it frees us to work at our own pace.

How does this benefit you? We can get so much done while a patient is sedated that treatments and procedures that normally have to be done over the course of several visits could be accomplished in just one session of sedation? While sedation dentistry does cost more, if you factor in the costs of doing several other visits you are actually saving money in the long run by undergoing sedation.

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If you’d like to know more about sedation dentistry, call Dental Specialty Associates at 602-795-5995.

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About Dental Specialty Associates

Dental Specialty Associates is unique among dental providers, because we have a periodontist, an endodontist, a prosthodontist, two oral surgeons and an orthodontist on our team. This eliminates the need to “shop around” for dental providers. No matter what type of dental work you need, our trained experts are at your service.