Dental sedation has long been a safe and effective solution for helping fearful patients overcome their dental phobia and anxiety. The ability to relax even when you’re most anxious is often vital to receiving necessary dental care. However, even patients who don’t fear their dentist can still benefit greatly from the use of dental sedation. Today, we take a look at a few of those benefits, and how sedation might make your treatment easier even in the absence of dental fear.
Faster smile restoration
For most patients, sitting for long periods of time is uncomfortable. After a while, you have to at least shift positions to avoid becoming numb. If you need to undergo extensive restorative treatment, than sedation can help you stay still for longer so your dentist can perform more of your treatment at one time. Your treatment can be completed faster and in fewer office visits, all while you remain comfortable and slightly euphoric in the dentist’s chair.
No gag reflex
While not really a fear, many people hesitate to seek dental treatment because they know that their strong gag reflexes will make their treatment difficult. In addition to staying still, sedation helps every part of your body relax, including those responsible for gagging. This can give you the confidence to seek the treatment you need without worrying about interrupting your own treatment over something that you can’t control.
More excitement about visiting the dentist
When you know that you’ll enjoy your visit to the dentist, you’ll be more excited to schedule your next preventive visit, which is essential to keeping your smile consistently healthy. In the long-term, dental sedation can help you improve your oral health simply by encouraging you to stick to the schedule of dental care that your dentist recommends.
Find Out if Dental Sedation Can Benefit You
With the help of the right dental sedation option, you can experience a significantly more comfortable and convenient dental experience. 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.