The Benefits of Sedation Dentistry

You probably know that you should visit our dentist regularly, but what can you do if you have dental anxiety? While you may know that sedation dentistry can help you deal with your anxiety, but did you know that it could also help with a number of other issues?

For example, patients who struggle with a sensitive gag reflex could benefit from sedation dentistry. These patients could feel like they’re about to vomit while their work is being done, especially if our dentist has to work in the back of the mouth. Even mild sedation can help relax this reflex and make dental work possible and comfortable.

If you have serious pain in your back or in your neck, you may struggle to sit in the chair for an extended amount of time. As you’ve probably guessed, sedation could also help you have the work you need while staying comfortable during your visit. Sedation dentistry can also be useful when local anesthetic fails. It can sometimes be difficult to numb some areas of your mouth. And some people simply react poorly to local anesthesia, making sedation dentistry even more important.

To learn more about the benefits, types, and uses of sedation dentistry, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at 916-649-0249. Our dentist, Dr. Hoang Truong, will be happy to address any concerns you have and help you feel comfortable when you visit our team. Our entire team at Gateway Oaks Dental looks forward to meeting with you as soon as possible.