Going to the dentist is sometimes seen as something that is scary. This is true for both children and adults. Thankfully, there are certain things that dentist do to try and make all of their patients feel as calm and relaxed as possible as they are working on your teeth. One way that dentists ensure that you feel relaxed is to give you a sedative. This sedative doesn't put you to sleep, but it makes it so that you are calm and either don't care, or aren't aware of what is going on. This article will discuss 3 types of people who can really benefit from sedation dentistry.
Small children generally seem to have a negative connotation with the dentist, and this negative connotation is often reinforced when they get to the dentist and realize that the dentist will be working inside of their mouth. No matter what you try and say to them to calm them down, it may not work. This is where sedation dentistry comes into effect. You can have your child sedated for the course of the procedure. This not only makes your child more calm, but it can make the dental procedure go by much faster and more smoothly because your child isn't fighting the dentist or resisting the treatment.
Adults With Anxiety
Even adults have a hard time going to the dentist. if this is the case for you, then sedation dentistry is the way to go. An hour long procedure will instead seem like it is just a few minutes long and the things that normally bother you, you won't even notice. The will take away your fear of going to the dentist and will make it something that you know will be relaxing and calming for you. As an added bonus, most sedations wear off quickly, so you can go home soon after your procedure.
Someone With A Mental Disability
If someone with a mental disability needs to go to the dentist, they may not fully comprehend what is going on, and this can make them feel scared and unsure. This is very similar to how a child feels, and it is quite upsetting for them. Rather than have them feel nervous and scared for the entirety of the dental procedure, it is often best to sedate them. This allows them to be completely calm during the procedure, thus allowing the dentist to work quickly and effectively on repairing their teeth.