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The Benefits and Risks of Sedation Dentistry

Dental sedation can help patients with severe phobia, anxiety, or other concerns receive the vital care that they need. Drs. Mark Harper, Clint BuchananMike Farrar, and Brandon Scott can help you understand the various benefits and risks of sedation dentistry during a consultation at their Jackson, TN, office. As with all medical procedures that require sedation, there are certain risks to acknowledge, but most patients find that the benefits of receiving comfortable dental care highly outweigh any associated side effects. 

Understanding Sedation Dentistry

A large portion of patients have experienced dental anxiety in their lifetime, and they understand that it can be stressful to receive necessary treatments to keep their smile healthy. Fortunately, Elite Dental Care offers sedation for patients who are worried about experiencing pain or discomfort during their procedure.

Your dentist may recommend oral conscious sedation, nitrous oxide, or a combination of the two to ensure your comfort. Your dosage will be measured according to the intensity of your anxiety and extensiveness of treatment. Milder doses of sedation can simply calm your anxiety and allow you to comfortably sit in the dentist chair while you receive treatment. Larger doses, for procedures like dental implant placement, can enable you to enter a state of deep relaxation and you will most likely not remember much from the procedure.

Sedation Dentistry Risks

There is always some amount of risk associated when receiving any form of sedation. One of the most important factors to consider is whether or not your dentist is experienced and qualified using sedation. A large benefit of being a patient at Elite Dental Care is that all of our dentists are extremely qualified and experienced administering dental sedation. 

With our comfortable, advanced care you can achieve optimal oral health, which is an important building block to protecting and improving general health. 

You should always be well-informed of your dosage and whether or not it is the safest amount. Drs. HarperBuchanan, Farrar, and Scott will never administer an unsafe amount of sedation and will only use the minimal amount to ensure your comfort. Any risk of complication will be further diminished by the watchful eyes of your dentist as he monitors your vital signs during treatment. There will always be a qualified individual monitoring your well-being any time you are under a sedative. 

Sedation Dentistry Benefits

The benefits of using sedation for dentistry procedures far outweigh the risks for many of our patients. For some, injury or other health concerns have left them unable to sit for long periods of time. Sedation can help calm muscles and ease discomfort, enabling you to remain comfortable during your treatment. Many patients also have a sensitive gag reflex which can make it very difficult to complete certain procedures. However, sedation allows the patient's gag reflex to relax, allowing the dentist to complete a thorough procedure.

Some patients neglect receiving necessary care because they experience severe anxiety about different aspects of the dentist office. Receiving sedation can help patients receive the general and restorative procedures they need to maintain good oral health. With our comfortable, advanced care you can achieve optimal oral health, which is an important building block to protecting and improving general health. 

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It is not wise to neglect the dental care you need. You and your smile deserve to not only receive world-class treatment, but to also feel relaxed and comfortable throughout the entire procedure. Contact our office to schedule a consultation to see if you are a good candidate to receive sedation for your next treatment.


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