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Why Choose Sedation Dentistry?

September 23, 2021
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Posted By: Dr. Keith Polizois
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Sedation dentistry in Annapolis, MD is about more than dental phobia and anxiety. Of course, it does allow patients who have phobias and fears to get the care they need, but sedation dentistry is a good choice in other situations as well.

Reasons You May Choose Sedation Dentistry

Sometimes dental anxiety can be severe, and it keeps people from seeking needed oral health care. Sedation dentistry is ideal when it comes to bringing dental phobic patients back to the dental office.

If you’re only slightly nervous about your dental treatment—wisdom tooth extraction, for example—you might talk to our dentist about sedation dentistry options.

Sedation dentistry is also ideal if you’re having multiple treatments during a single dental visit. This allows for a smoother appointment and may even speed up your time in the dental chair.

We may also suggest sedation dentistry if you have a strong gag reflex. Specific types of sedation can relax this reflex altogether.

Sedation Dentistry Options

We offer three dental sedation options, including nitrous oxide, oral sedation, and combination sedation.

Nitrous Oxide

Nitrous oxide, often called laughing gas, produces feelings of tranquility and detachment, allowing you to get dental treatment without stress. When we remove the nasal mask at the end of treatment, the nitrous wears off immediately. As a result, you can continue with your day and even drive yourself home from our dental office.

Oral Dental Sedation

Oral sedation is a pill taken before your treatment. With this option, you may not recall much of your appointment, and you will need someone to drive you. We recommend resting for the remainder of the day and not making any crucial decisions.

Combination Sedation

Your dentist may opt for or talk to you about combination dental sedation—nitrous oxide and oral sedation—for ultimate relaxation and treatment ease.

 

Contact Your Sedation Dentist in Annapolis, MD Today

Helping patients get the treatment they need by lowering their anxiety makes us so happy! Call today to learn more.

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