Sedation dentistry is used to provide a relaxing and anxiety-free experience for certain people receiving dental treatment. It enables individuals too afraid to go to the dentist to receive the dental care they need while avoiding the common apprehension known as dental phobia.
According to to the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation (DOCS Education), 30% of the population avoids the dentist due to fear. This common dental phobia prevents people from receiving necessary routine dental care, potentially compromising the health and functionality of their mouth and smile.
With sedation dentistry you can be calm, comfortable or even asleep through the entire procedure! Vanila Choudhry D.D.S. has advanced training to help with your anxiety, by administering medications to make you feel more comfortable.
Sedation is commonly done for patients with dental phobia, low pain tolerance, major dental procedure, physical handicaps or strong gag reflexes.
There are different types of sedation to calm a patient, including:
- Nitrous oxide or “laughing gas”
- IV sedation
- Oral sedatives
- General anesthetic