Dentists routinely use sedation to help make their patients’ experiences as comfortable as possible. Whether you suffer from dental phobia, low pain tolerance, or have to undergo an extensive procedure, sedation may be used to ensure that you are relaxed while the dentist does his work. Depending on the procedure, your dentist will decide between nitrous oxide, oral sedatives, IV sedation, or general anesthesia.
The American Dental Association endorses this practice and recognizes the benefits of patient’s feeling comfortable during their procedures. Sedation may be used for procedures such as dental fillings, crowns, porcelain veneers, root canals, extractions, and other cosmetic procedures. Your dentist will want to discuss your medical history before administering any kind of sedative or anesthetic. It is important to tell your dentist about any medical treatments or prescribed medications you may be taking.
If you are interested in hearing more about how sedation dentistry can help relax you during your appointment, contact Plymouth Meeting Dental Associates.
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