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Sedation Dentistry

Every year, thousands of patients avoid going to the dentist due to fear. Fear of potential pain and discomfort associated with taking care of teeth. This is known as dental phobia. This phobia prevents people from getting the dental care they need, even preventive care.

Even though we all know that getting regular check-ups and cleanings can help us avoid more potentially painful or crisis situations later, still people stay away.

Well, modern dentistry has come up with a solution that means no one has to neglect their dental care anymore – sedation dentistry.

What is Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentistry is about using certain medications to relax a patient. There are several levels of sedation and types of anesthesia. Dr. Justin Wright will discuss the sedation options would be effective for your particular case and planned procedure.

There are four types of sedation that might help you with your appointment:

  • Oral sedation, which involves taking a pill that relaxes your body and mind.
  • Nitrous Oxide, commonly known as “laughing gas,” which is inhaled and some people may fall asleep with it.
  • Conscious sedation, which is achieved with an intravenous (IV) medication; you will likely fall asleep with it, but can be easily woken up.
  • General anesthesia, also administered intravenously, which puts you completely to sleep and requires the presence of a anesthesiologist.

Local anesthesia will also be applied to the treatment area during a procedure.

With oral sedation, dosages may differ from person to person. One of the challenges is ensuring that the medication doesn’t wear off during the procedure.

With an IV sedation method, whether sedation or general anesthetic, the dentist can adjust the dosage as needed during the procedure.

Again, Dr. Wright will discuss the method of sedation would be effective in your case.

Why Might I Want or Need Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation anesthetic allows you to be relaxed during dental treatments while also allowing the dentist to complete the work more quickly and efficiently. Nitrous, as an example, can be used safely with virtually any age even children, who are notorious for not sitting still.

The intent with any form of sedation dentistry is to reduce the fear and anxiety many patients feel at the thought of some dental procedures as well as allowing the dentist to complete complex treatments.

People no longer need to fear going to the dentist. Modern sedation dentistry and more effective pain management following treatment has made most dental procedures virtually pain-free.

To find out more about how you could benefit from the sedation dentistry at Just Wright Dental, make an appointment to talk to Dr. Justin Wright. Just call our office at 903-872-8422. Our office is conveniently located at 465 W. 2nd Avenue Suite 125 Corsicana, TX 75110!

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