Many people are anxious about sitting in the dentist’s chair for any kind of treatment. They worry about their vulnerability and the potential pain and/or discomfort of specific procedures. At Dreamland Dental & Orthodontics, we provide our Bellflower patients with sedation dentistry to help them feel more calm and relaxed during their dental work.
Sedation dentistry, also known as sleep dentistry, requires the dentist to administer a sedative drug (such as depressants, tranquilizers, nitrous oxide, anti-anxiety medication, etc) before – and sometimes during – a dental procedure to help you relax and stay calm, but not necessarily knock you out completely.
Different sedatives are delivered in different ways, which in turn affects how soon they take effect and how long they stay in your system. The common types of sedation dentistry include:
Most people undergoing complex dental procedures can benefit from sedation dentistry. You feel relaxed and sleepy throughout the procedure so it feels like it was only for a few minutes, yet the procedure may have taken hours to perform.
It can also help people with different fears from bad experiences or phobias, anxieties, unusual nerve sensitivity, and resistance to local anesthetic get the necessary dental work done.
If you’re concerned about upcoming dental work, please discuss the matter with one of our dentists at Dreamland Dental & Orthodontics in Bellflower, and we’ll see which sedation dentistry option is best for you.
Visit Dreamland Dental & Orthodontics in Bellflower see if sedation dentistry is best for you. Contact us online or call at 562-867-2026 to schedule an appointment today.
If you have any questions regarding your appointment, feel free to call us. We’d be happy to assist you.
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