What is sedation dentistry?
Did you know that people with dental phobias are more likely to have cavities and missing teeth? A study in the British Dental Journal found that people with dental phobias had a lower oral health-related quality of life compared to people without a dental phobia. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be that way!
Sedation dentistry provides a safe, stress-free way for people with dental phobias to get dental care. Conscious sedation simply involves taking an oral medication before your dental procedure. With this type of sedation, you can still answer questions during your procedure, yet feel relaxed and worry-free. Some patients even fall asleep during their dental procedure. Either way, since you won’t be aware of time passing, your dental treatment will be over before you know it.
Your Sedation Dentistry Appointment
Before taking advantage of sedation dentistry, your dentist will review your medical history and current medications to determine if you’re a good candidate. On the day of your procedure, you will take the medication in the dental office so your dentist can monitor your vitals. You may feel groggy after the procedure, so you will need a ride home. However, you should feel back to normal the next day!
If you’re interested in learning more about sedation dentistry in Nederland, TX, call the office of Dr. Whitney Gomez to schedule a dental consultation. We’re happy to help ease your worries and give you a stress-free experience.