When is dental sedation beneficial?

When is dental sedation beneficial?

Although most of our patients find that local anesthetic is sufficient to prevent pain during routine dental procedures, some of our patients require additional help to get them through the essential treatment they need. That's where dental sedation comes in. Today our Surrey dentists share more about when dental sedation can prove beneficial. 

Whenever you visit our dental office, our goal is to provide you with a relaxed and comfortable dental experience. 

Most of our patients find that local anesthetic is adequate for preventing pain during routine dental procedures such as fillings, nonetheless other patients find dental appointments more challenging and benefit from the additional help of dental sedation

Every one of our patient's sedation and general anesthesia needs are unique. Your reasons for requiring sedation will be different from another patient's, which is why our Surrey dentists determine each patient's sedation needs on a case-by-case basis. 

Dental sedation can often be beneficial in the following cases:

  • Dental phobias
  • Exaggerated gag reflexes
  • Low pain tolerance
  • Special healthcare requirements
  • Difficulties sitting still during dental treatment
  • Difficulty holding mouth open for long periods of time
  • Severe dental anxiety or fear
  • Local anesthetic is not effective in controlling pain
  • Special needs due to mental or physical disabilities
  • Allergies to local aesthetic
  • Long, complex, or invasive dental procedures
  • Special needs due to mental or physical disabilities

Our team of dental professionals want to help you to get through your next dental treatment in a relaxed and stress-free manner. Don't allow dental anxiety to prevent you from getting the oral healthcare you need! Ask to your dentist if dental sedation is right for you.

If you think that dental sedation could be beneficial for you, contact us. We want to help you have a positive dental experience every time you visit our Cloverdale Crossing Dental Group team.

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