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Is Sedation Dentistry Right for You? Signs to Consider

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Is Sedation Dentistry Right for You? Signs to Consider

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Feeling Anxious About Dental Treatment?

Not everyone feels at ease with dental treatments. Sometimes, past experiences or how dentists are shown in movies can make you nervous. But your dentist cares about your comfort. They might suggest oral conscious sedation to help you relax. Here's how you might know if it's a good choice:

  1. Uncomfortable in the Dental Chair

    Do you have a medical condition that makes sitting still during dental treatment hard? For example, arthritis might make it uncomfortable to stay in the right position. Sedation could help ease the discomfort.

  2. Sensitive Gag Reflex or Difficulty Getting Numb
    Does your gag reflex bother you during dental visits? Or maybe the local anesthesia doesn't work well for you? Sedation might help with these issues, making treatment smoother and less uncomfortable.
  3. Need for Multiple or Complex Treatments
    Even if you're not scared of dental care, long or complicated treatments can be tough. Sedation might make the time go by faster and make it less uncomfortable to stay in one position for a long time.
  4. No Health Issues that Disagree with Sedation
    While sedation is generally safe, it might not be okay for everyone. For instance, pregnant people or those with certain breathing problems might not be suitable for sedation. Your dental team will check if sedation is safe for you.

Curious about oral conscious sedation? Talk to your dental team to find out more!

Practice Profile:

Dr. Richard W. Lee is known for making dental care comfortable. They offer oral conscious sedation to help patients have a better experience. If you’re interested in dental sedation, call Alexandra Park Dental at 587.671.1378. They'll be happy to answer your questions.

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