Reasons Why You Should Consider Sedation Dentistry

Posted on 12/19/2022 by New York Oral, Maxillofacial, and Implant Surgery
Reasons Why You Should Consider Sedation DentistryMost people are frightened by the thought of visiting a dentist. Such fear can stem from fear or previous bad experiences. Sedation dentistry uses medication to ensure the patient is numb and can get you through any dental procedure.

Among the many reasons to consider sedation dentistry, here are five of them.

Less Time Consuming

Are you having a long dental procedure? Staring at the ceiling as your get treated can sometimes be awkward. With sedation, you can fall asleep, and your procedure is over in no time. Work on your teeth will continue uninterrupted.

Alleviates pain and anxiety

Pain is a common deterrent for people seeking dental care. Most fear needles and become sweaty and nervous. They cannot sit still. Sedation ensures you remain calm and have a seamless experience devoid of any discomfort.

Fewer visits to the dentist

If you need multiple procedures, they can be done in one appointment. Sedation dentistry makes this possible. It saves not only time but also money.

Aids with Gag Reflex and Sensitive Gums or Teeth

Throwing up or gagging is a common thing during most dental procedures. Gaggin is sometimes embarrassing. Being sedated ensures your session is gag-free if you have strong gag reflexes.

Some patients can also not bear being poked in the mouth because of sensitive teeth or gums. Sedation ensures that hypersensitivity is eliminated.

Quality of Life is Improved

Neglecting your visits to the dentist because of fear can greatly lower your quality of life. Untreated dental issues can cause a lot of pain and discomfort. It can also lead to permanent tooth loss. Sedation guarantees a stress-free dental visit enabling you to receive the necessary dental care.


Sedation dentistry provides solutions to problems associated with visiting the dentist. It ensures your visit is relaxing and comfortable to enjoy good oral health.

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