Fear of dental Treatment
When you have a fear of dental treatment, your dentist will assess your level of anxiety to determine if this may be managed by close communications or if sedation dentistry may be your recommended option. If the cause of your dental stress and anxious may be resolved by working in close communication with you, your dentist may prescribe mild oral sedatives and talk you through the dental treatment process over several visits to prepare you for treatment.
Sedation dentistry refers to providing either oral medication, intravenous injections or gas to help individuals feel relaxed or to put them to sleep during dental procedures. If you fear of dental treatment is more deeply rooted, your dentist may then refer you for moderate or deep sedation using medications for alleviate your dental phobia.
When you need sedation dentistry?
Most individuals do not require any form of sedation dentistry during dental treatments. With today’s techologies and techniques, most dental treatments are painless, quick and simple. Dental appliances are now smaller, more precise and softer designed provide best comfort and non-invasion.
Some common reasons why you may need sedation dentistry include :
- Major or complex dental treatments. These include as jaw surgery, major block bonegrafts or complex surgical teeth removal and full mouth dental implants.
- Dental anxiety or dental fear. This can stem from a various of reasons. Some individuals just do not like the close proximity of their dentist into their space or probing into an area that they may be shy or conscious about. Learn more about managing dental anxiety or dental phobia.
Sedation dentistry may also be recommended or suited for individuals who:
- Have a low pain threshold
- Is unable to to still in the dental chair due to anxiety or panic
- Have very sensitive teeth
- Has bad gag reflex
- Require a large amount of dental work completed
Strict patient safety and hospital-based standards are used at our dental hospital for sedation dentistry.