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Who Is a Candidate for Dental Sedation?

February 13, 2023 7:18 pm | Published by

Do you avoid visiting the dentist due to fear or anxiety? Have you had a negative dental experience and are now hesitant to try again? If you answered yes, then you may be a candidate for dental sedation. Dental sedation has allowed many patients to get the quality dental care they need and deserve, despite their nerves!

What Is Dental Sedation?

Dental sedation is a common technique for patients who feel anxious or nervous during dental visits. Contrary to belief, dental sedation is not just for lengthy or major dental procedures! And dental sedation is not only just for adults.

Dental sedation is a safe, easy, and highly effective way to manage nervous or anxious patients during any treatment. Our office offers several types of sedation, including:

  • Oral conscious sedation
  • IV sedation
  • Nitrous oxide

Dental Sedation Candidate

Dental sedation is beneficial for most patients, especially patients with:

  • High dental fear and anxiety
  • Strong gag reflex
  • Chronic jaw pain
  • Behavioral or physical limitations
  • Fear of needles

Is Dental Sedation Safe?

Dental anxiety or nerves often prevents dental visits or dental work. When it’s severe, it becomes a problem as your oral health can begin to affect your overall wellness. To ensure your safety with dental sedation, our team will go over your health history before sedation. If you are a candidate with good health, we monitor your vital signs before, during, and after sedation for a safe treatment. We will also direct you on how to prepare for sedation to have the most effective treatment.

Benefits of Sedation Dentistry

Besides making treatments less intimidating and forgettable, the benefits of sedation include:

  • Ease of dental procedures
  • No sense of sound
  • Minimal discomfort

Never Miss a Dental Visit with Dental Sedation

Do you think you can benefit from sedation dentistry? Let us know. At North Richland Hills Dentistry, we’re here to make your visit more comfortable and effective.

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