Dental fear and anxiety are very common, with over a quarter of the population having experienced it at some point. For some, this fear could stem from a previous experience. For others, especially younger patients, it could come from the uncertainty of what is going to happen during their treatment. Additionally, there are those who have a hard time sitting still or have a strong gag reflex, making lengthy treatments difficult.
At Mount Royal Dental in Burlington, Ontario, Dr. Sam Gupta offers sedation dentistry to assist with all of these situations. Oral sedation for dental work allows for a much more pleasant experience than you might otherwise have, especially if you are suffering from dental anxiety.
Here are some reasons you should consider sedation dentistry for your next appointment.
While dental sedation won’t actually make your appointment faster in most cases, it will make it seem so. If you have a lengthy treatment coming up, sedation dentistry can help the time pass much faster. You will be incredibly comfortable and relaxed, and possibly even doze off. Before you know it, your treatment will be complete, and you’ll be back to your day.
If you require more than one procedure, they may not need to be scheduled over multiple appointments. With sedation dentistry, you can remain relaxed and comfortable enough so that your dentist can perform multiple procedures all within a single appointment.
Patients with a strong gag reflex can often have difficulty seeing a dentist. Even during a procedure as simple as a dental cleaning, having anything in your mouth could trigger you to gag or even throw up. This can make dental care incredibly uncomfortable for you and challenging to perform for your dentist. Sedation dentistry will allow you to be relaxed enough to reduce or even eliminate your gag reflex long enough to receive the dental work you need.