Why sedation dentistry may be the best option for you
Sedation dentistry can use a mild sedative medication to help patients relax and put your nerves at ease during a dental procedure; other times, IV sedation may need to be considered for those who may have the utmost severe anxiety. It may be appropriate for you if you have a serious fear of going to the dentist and your dentist finds it appropriate for your particular procedure.
Sedation dentistry is performed for several reasons. Some of those reasons are:
- have a low pain threshold
- can’t sit still in the dentist’s chair
- have very sensitive teeth
- have a bad gag reflex
- need a large amount of dental work completed