Most dental professionals today will offer mild sedation as an option for many dental and periodontal procedures. Sedation dentistry is never an automatic necessity, but since it's widely available, all dental patients should at least be aware of when and why to choose it.
Do you have a bad case of "dental phobia" or a child or other member of your family is reluctant to let you make that appointment for a necessary bit of dental or periodontal care? You may have considered sedation dentistry, but you're not sure how it works or if it will make a big enough difference.
The DOCS (Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation) tells us that some 30% of Americans skip out on going to the dentist due to a condition known as "dental phobia," where your fear of experiencing pain in the dental chair takes priority over your oral health.
The DOCS (Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation) tells us that around 30% of U.S. adults stay away from the dentist's office for fear of the pain they expect to experience there.
There are many reasons why individuals fear visiting the dentist. Low pain tolerance, claustrophobia, bad past experiences, sensitive teeth, the list goes on and on. Luckily sedation dentistry is a safe option that can help you complete your necessary dental procedures despite whatever may be causing your trepidation.