By now, the word is out that dental sedation can be a huge advantage when it comes to helping folks relax and let go of their fears or anxiety about visiting our St. Petersburg, FL dentist’s office. But not everyone realizes that dental sedation techniques also allow for other benefits that may be of interest to you as you plan for your next dental procedure. Keep reading to hear more about it, and then be sure to follow up and schedule your next appointment with Dr. Spilman.
You’ll Be Able To Sit Still
Even mild levels of dental sedation can help patients sit still long enough to get the care they need. Sometimes patients with disabilities can really benefit from this kind of assistance. It’s worth a look, anyway.
Sedation Decreases Sensitivity
If you have teeth or gums that are so sensitive you can’t handle even the simplest of dental treatments, dental sedation can help!
The Time Passes Fast
Here’s a bonus: dental sedation tends to make the time required to work on your teeth and gums pass a lot faster. Plus, sedation can make it so you have very little memory of your procedure, which is appealing to a lot of patients.
Get It All Done At Once
There’s normally a limit to how much a patient can handle before it’s been simply too much dental care for one trip. However, with the help of sedation, you can get all the care you need, even multiple procedures, all at once. This will save you time and money in the end.
Your Gag Reflex Can Be Overcome
Many patients don’t like the idea of weird dental tools and strange hands going into their mouths, and this can cause a subconscious gagging reaction that slows down or interrupts our plans for treatment. The nice thing about sedation is that your reflex will be relaxed along with the rest of your body, and we will be able to do what we do best: look after the health and appearance of your smile.
Dental Sedation Options In St. Pete
We are qualified to offer two very different levels of sedation, guaranteed to meet all your needs. Here’s the breakdown:
Nitrous oxide is a minor sedative that leaves you relaxed but fully awake. It is commonly known as laughing gas.
Oral sedation is a pill that you swallow beforehand. This level will get you to a sleep-like state, while leaving you conscious. However, you won’t remember much about your visit when it is over. Just be sure to line up a ride home.
Learn More, Get Started!
We hope that you have been inspired by this post to pay us a visit and get your oral health back on track. Now it’s time to schedule your next appointment with Dr. Spilman and dental sedation. We’ll go easy on you, we promise!