Why Your Dentist May Recommend Sedation

Dental sedation has long been an important part of professional dental care, especially for patients who suffer from heightened anxiety or fear about visiting the dentist. With a wide range of customizable sedation options, dentists can help every patient receive the high-quality dental care their smiles need and deserve. Today, sedation is often recommended even when patients aren’t particularly anxious. For instance, if you require a complex smile makeover, dental implant placement, or consideration for special needs, then your dentist might recommend making sedation a part of your treatment process, as well.

To Overcome Anxiety/Fear

Dental phobia affects millions of patients across the U.S., and for many of them, the intense anxiety can prevent them from receiving even routine preventive care at the dentist’s office. This can significantly increase their risks of developing chronic dental issues that are typically highly preventable. An appropriate sedation option can help them remain calm and comfortable enough to receive routine care and avoid the need for more extensive treatment later.

To Simplify Your Smile Restoration

Even if you have no trouble sitting in the dentist’s chair for routine checkups and cleanings, some treatment plans can involve multiple and/or more involved procedures, such as smile makeovers and dental implant placement. To help reduce the number of visits required to complete your treatment and make each visit more comfortable, your treatment may include customized dental sedation.

Learn if You Can Benefit from Dental Sedation

In addition to helping patients overcome their dental anxiety and fear, dental sedation can also make complex smile improvement and restoration more comfortable. To learn more, schedule an appointment by calling Lathrop Dental Center in Katy, TX at 832-437-3849. We proudly welcome patients and families from Katy, Fulshear, Weston Lakes, Simonton, Richmond, Rosenberg, Brookshire, Wallis, Orchard, Cypress, Sealy, Columbus, and all surrounding communities.