Sedation Dentistry

Sedation Dentistry

Posted by ROSEMONT DENTAL CENTER on Oct 22 2021, 03:50 AM

People often have an innate fear of sitting in a dentist’s chair for any sort of treatment. For them, getting their teeth checked, cleaned, or treated seems worse than enduring oral health problems. 

Dr. Askari at Rosemont Dental Center in Frederick, Maryland, provides convenient sedation dentistry services so that even the most anxious patients will be comfortable during their dental visit. 

Whether it’s complex surgeries or non-invasive procedures, sedation can take away all your fears and allow you to get the best oral health care available in Frederick, Maryland, without any dental anxiety.

What Is Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentistry uses medications to provide anxiety-free and comfortable dental treatments to patients with dental phobia. Although it is sometimes referred to as sleep dentistry, sedation doesn’t fully put people to sleep. Instead, it makes them less aware of their surroundings and at ease during a dental procedure. 

Sedation is generally offered to patients with:

  • Severe dental anxiety or phobia
  • Complex or lengthy dental procedures
  • Painful dental treatments
  • Bad gag reflex
  • Sensitive teeth

What Are the Different Types of Sedation Available?

Thanks to advancements in dentistry, sedatives can now be administered by various means, such as by injection (intravenous sedation), inhaling (laughing gas or nitrous oxide), or orally. 

The most common types of sedation used by Dr. Askari at Rosemont Dental Centre include:

  • Minimal Sedation

In this case, the patient is awake but at ease and in a relaxed state.

  • Moderate Sedation

The patient is conscious but in a deeper state of sedation and may not remember much of the procedure.

  • Deep Sedation 

The patient is on the edge of unconsciousness but can respond to commands.

  • Anesthesia

In this case, the patient is completely unconscious.

What Are the Benefits of Sedation Dentistry?

Sedatives, when administered by specialists, are an effective and safe way to relax during dental appointments. 

Some of the most significant advantages of sedation dentistry are:

  • Dental procedures can be long and tiring; sedatives are a convenient option to make it through them comfortably.
  • Sedation reduces the apprehension patients have towards dental treatments. Thus, they are less likely to neglect their oral health and avoid dental procedures. 
  • Complex or multiple dental procedures can be performed in a single appointment when using sedatives.
  • People with dental phobia can receive treatment without any fear.

To ensure complete safety, Dr. Askari at Rosemont Dental Center only recommends sedative drugs after reviewing your medical history. 

To find out if sedation dentistry is a viable option for you, contact Dr. Askari at Rosemont Dental Center in Frederick, Maryland. Visit us at 2090 Old Farm Dr #C Frederick MD 21702, call us at (301) 663-1144, or book an appointment online. 

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