03 Jan Benefits of Sedation Dentistry
Welcome to Crowborough Gentle Dental, where we offer IV sedation to help make your dental treatment as comfortable as possible.
Many patients have a difficult time with dental treatments due to past negative experiences or phobias to needles or the dentist. When this happens, oral health can deteriorate as gum disease or decay may be left untreated, leading to unnecessary pain and possible tooth loss. Other negative events might include chronic bad breath or pain while eating or brushing.
Sleep dentistry, also known as IV sedation, helps patients overcome their fears and anxieties so they can get the treatment they need. It can be used for a tooth extraction, wisdom teeth removal, or a root canal treatment. It is also used by some patients who want multiple treatments in one visit, such as removing all four wisdom teeth in one visit or getting multiple dental implants. The following are common situations when sleep dentistry is used:
- Dental or medical fears
- Phobia of needles or shots
- Extreme pain from infected nerve
- Patients with an overly sensitive gag reflex
- High resistance to numbing agents or pain medications
- Prior negative dental treatments that involved pain
- Patients with a low pain tolerance
- Patients with Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
- Complicated or multiple dental treatments
- Jaw issues or pain (to help relax the muscles)
If you have a dental fear or phobia, please let us know and we can discuss all sleep dentistry options with you. Many patients find that using sleep dentistry helps them overcome their fears as they realize treatments are not as intense as they previously thought. Soon, they may only need mild sedation or, in many cases, numbing agents are enough to help them continue getting the oral health care they need.
At Crowborough Gentle Dental, we are committed to providing the highest quality of care to our patients. That’s why we offer free consultations, so you can come in and discuss your treatment options with one of our experienced dentists. Plus, we offer 0% finance to make it easier for you to get the care you need.
If you’re interested in learning more about IV sedation and how it can benefit you, we encourage you to book a free consultation with us. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will be happy to answer any questions you may have and help you determine if IV sedation is the right choice for you.
Don’t let anxiety or discomfort keep you from getting the dental care you need. Contact Crowborough Gentle Dental today to schedule your free consultation and take the first step towards a healthier, happier smile.