It is not unusual for patients to experience anxiety and stress before a dental procedure. We understand that dental surgery is not something you look forward to so our anesthesiologists work hard to give you medication to reduce this anxiety. The sedative effect allows more dentistry to be completed in fewer appointments as well as allowing complex procedures to be performed in less time.
Sedation dentistry has become popular because it offers benefits for both the patient and the dentist. Staying relaxed not only helps your stress, but it also helps us get our work done as fast as possible. Sedation can also be a good choice for those who have a serious gag reflex, long or difficult appointments or those who require comprehensive procedures.
Anaesthesia is used to stop sensations, in a dental context this refers to any pain or discomfort that occurs during a dental procedure. The choice of which anaesthetic to use will depend on a variety of factors and the specific needs of the patient as well as the procedure.
If you believe that a sedation dentistry procedure will make you feel less stressed or anxious, make sure to ask our dentist about the potential options. At Viva Dental your comfort is one of our top priorities.