Are you afraid of the dentist? Have you been avoiding necessary dental care for too long? Or do you want to get cosmetic dentistry but either can’t manage the nerve or fit it in your schedule? Sedation dentistry, sometimes called sleep dentistry, is a great way to overcome these problems and many more to ensure you get the dental care you need or desire, and do it in total comfort.
To learn whether you are a candidate for sedation dentistry, please call 303-759-5652 or email Park Meadows Dental Care in Centennial today for an appointment with a sedation dentist.
Who Benefits from Sedation Dentistry?
Sedation dentistry is a great approach to helping people who have many different types of difficulties at the dentist’s office. Some of the more common problems that sedation dentistry can help with are:
- Fear of the dentist
- Difficulty getting numb
- Inability to hold jaw open
- Excessive pain at the dentist
- Anxiety about sounds, sights, or smells at the dentist
- Excessive gag reflex
- Need to get multiple dental procedures done at once
In all these cases, the additional relaxation provided by sedation dentistry can help. Fear and anxiety of the dentist can keep you away, but taking sedation dentistry medication can allow you to overcome these feelings to make your dentist appointment. Difficulty getting numb and an excessive gag reflex are actually anxiety problems in disguise. Inability to hold the jaw open is also often a symptom of tension.
Is Sedation Dentistry Safe?
Sedation dentistry is very safe. It has a proven track record that shows, when used properly, side effects of any kind are very rare, and serious side effects are almost unheard of. However, there are some people for whom sedation dentistry is not a good option.
If you are allergic to the family of medications used in sedation dentistry, you are not a good candidate for the procedure.
You are also not a good candidate for sedation dentistry if you are taking medications that may interact negatively with the medications used. This may be because they make the sedation dentistry medication more effective, resulting in a potential for overdose, or perhaps because they interfere with one another.
You may also not be a good candidate for sedation dentistry if you have sleep apnea or certain other sleep disorders that may cause you to suffer airway problems as a result of the medication.
The best way to know if you’re a candidate for sedation dentistry is to talk to a Centennial sedation dentist about it. Please contact Park Meadows Dental Care today to learn if sedation dentistry is for you.