Not everyone is comfortable spending time in the dentist's chair. Sedation dentistry offers a way for patients to relax as they have their treatment done. This offers several advantages to both the patient and the dentist performing the treatments.
1. Have more treatments done in one go
When you are sedated, you are calmer and more comfortable than you might otherwise be. For instance, if you have a strong gag reflex, undergoing sedation before your treatment will prevent that from becoming an issue. This means that in your sedated and relaxed state, your dentist will be able to perform multiple treatments in one go.
If, for instance, you need several treatments like fillings, a dental cleaning, and some cosmetic treatment, your dentist can complete them all in one go.
2. Have your treatment completed quickly
Sedation dentistry also means that dental work proceeds more quickly than usual since dentists can more easily work on patients that are in a relaxed state. This will allow the dentist to complete more dental work and thus. This means fewer appointments and less time spent in the dentist's chair.
If you don't like spending too long in a dentist's chair, then choose sedation dentistry. And if you don't have time to attend multiple appointments over several weeks, sedation dentistry can help you to condense your treatments into one or two appointments.
3. Overcome anxiety or fear of pain easily
Some patients suffer from anxiety. This anxiety usually arises because of a past traumatic experience or a fear of needles or drills. And some patients have especially sensitive teeth or gums, which can make dental work an unpleasant experience.
Sedation dentistry can help patients that have anxiety or a low pain threshold because these patients will be in a relaxed state before they begin, and during, their treatment.
4. Get some rest while you undergo treatment
One further less-mentioned benefit is rest. Sedation dentistry allows you to relax in the dentist's chair as your treatment progresses. This benefits both you and your dentist. You can get some much-needed relaxation if you have a busy and stressful lifestyle. And your dentist can work on your teeth easily, with fewer interruptions.
This is also a great option for parents with very active young children. While sedated, their children can get the treatment they need without interrupting the dentist as they work.
Are you in need of some dental work? Then consider opting for sedation dentistry. Sedation dentistry comes with several benefits for both adults and children.