Dental sedation is not generally offered for regular dental cleanings or checkups, but we are able to offer it for patients who suffer from extreme anxiety.
Who needs sedation for dentistry?
If you are dealing with any of the following points, you might consider dental sedation:
- Phobia around dental procedures
- Small mouth that becomes sore during dental work
- Resistance to local anesthetic
- General anxiety disorder
- Previous bad experience(s) with dental work
- Unusually sensitive oral nerves
Sedation can be helpful when undergoing the dental treatment you need, if you suffer from any of the issues above. For example, dental sedation can help patients to cope with anything from root canals and tooth extractions, to dental implant procedures, with less stress.
That being said, dental sedation is generally not offered for regular dental cleanings, x-rays, or other routine dental care. However, in cases of extreme anxiety it may be considered an option.
How do I know if dental sedation is right for me?
If you tend to feel particularly anxious about the prospect of going to the dentist, speak to your dentist. He or she will be able to advise you on whether dental sedation is the right option for you, and if so, what type would be most beneficial.