A significant number of Americans do not visit the dentist for regular checkups because they are too fearful or suffer from dental anxiety. Minimal sedation dentistry offers an excellent way to provide a safe, anxiety-free, dental experience to those who are afraid of the dentist.
Minimal sedation dentistry is popular because most sedatives can be taken by mouth, meaning no injections, no anxiety, and no pain. Some sedatives work so effectively that even the smells and details of the procedure cannot be recalled afterwards. Safety and compliance are two important aspects of treatments, so minimal sedation dentistry offers both the individual and the dentist the best alternative.
Whatever the form of sedative, it is essential to be accompanied by a caregiver.
Here are some advantages associated with sedation dentistry:
- Anxiety is alleviated
- Few side effects
- More can be accomplished during each visit
- No needles
- No pain
- Perfectly safe
- Procedures seem to take less time
If you have questions or concerns about minimal sedation dentistry, please contact our office.