Do You Suffer From Odontophobia? Fight it with Sedation Dentistry 

  • By Family Dental Centres
  • 23 Feb, 2017

Modern Dentistry has come a long way, with newer techniques and technology to help make the patient experience more comfortable. As an added service, sedation is an option for patients who require additional relaxation.

What is Sedation Dentistry?

Many patients experience nervousness and dental fear that averts them from receiving proper dental care and treatment. Sedation dentistry  is a modus operandi used by dentists to support patients who are suffering from dental fear, also known as odontophobia. It helps them in overcoming their phobia and anxiety of dentists, dentistry, and receiving dental care.

In sedation dentistry, the dentist administers sedative drugs in different forms, for example, pill, gas or nitrous oxide, and intravenous, so that the patient is stress-free and in a relaxed state while the doctor performs the treatment. With the effect of sedation, the process of dental treatment becomes an easy and comfortable practice both for the dentist and patient.

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Types of Sedation Used by Doctors

The type of sedation that a patient will receive depends upon the kind of treatment a particular patient requires. Outlined below are the types of sedations  that a sedation dentist will most likely use to alleviate the patient’s fear of dentistry.
  • Nitrous Oxide – Nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, is ideal for individuals who have mild anxiety.
  • Oral Conscious Sedation – Oral sedation is directly given in the form of a pill. Depending upon the dosage, its quantity can range from minimal to moderate.
  • IV Sedation – This sedative is directly transferred into the body through the vein, making it the fastest working sedation.
  • Deep Sedation – In deep sedation, the patient either gets semi or completely unconscious during the treatment.

Can Your Child Take Dental Sedation?

By now, you must be aware that dental sedation is used for patients who suffer from odontophobia and that dentists vouch for sedation for long and complicated dental treatment procedures. Sedating a patient is a safe and secure process, and recommended by dentists for your child’s safety and comfort during dental procedures.

Maintain Your Curve with Sedation Dentistry

For those with dental phobia, sedation dentistry is the path to be travelled. Here are a few benefits that it offers for the dentists as well as for the patients:
  • Anxiety   Relief
  • Pain-free treatment
  • Patient Cooperation
  • Control of Gag Reflex
  • Movement Control
  • Fast Treatment

In present times, sedation dentistry has become extensively available and accessible. Now, no one can have an excuse to miss regular check-ups or keep away from dental treatments when required. With the help of sedation dentistry, there has been a considerable reduction in the conditions that were restraining patients from relishing a lovely and healthy smile.

Moreover, it is being projected that due to the several advantages that sedation dentistry holds for the patients and dentists, this technique will eventually receive widespread acclaim in the prospective years.

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