As the name suggests, sedation dentistry is an area of dentistry that uses sedative medication to calm patients undergoing dental procedures. It helps patients remain relaxed and helps reduce anxiety regarding dental treatment.
When sedation dentistry is used, patients do not experience any pain until the sedation wears out. Sedation dentistry is used by dentists during any oral surgery, both for adults and children.
Read on to learn more about the main reasons you should consider sedation dentistry at Roshan Emam, D.D.S, in Palo Alto, California.
There are various types of oral surgeries and procedures and hence different levels of pain. Sedation dentistry uses different types of medications for each of them.
While laughing gas stands out as the most common, there are other types of sedation that help numb only the part where the surgery is taking place whilst the rest of the mouth remains functional.
If a patient has overly sensitive teeth or a gag reflex, they can choose different types of sedation dentistry. At Roshan Emam, D.D.S, in Palo Alto, California, we offer several options, including IV medication that is the ideal fix for these issues.
Along with reducing the anxiety of the treatment, sedation also helps patients relax completely and even sleep through the procedure without feeling any pain or discomfort.
Sedation dentistry also enables our dentist to speed up the dental procedures required by a patient since there will be fewer interruptions and movement from the patient and they can finish their work effectively and efficiently.
Some patients require several procedures to be done to fix their oral issues. This can be difficult and time-consuming. General anesthesia can help the patient get through the procedures without feeling any discomfort or even remembering anything.
Sedation dentistry is the best solution for patients in need of extensive dental treatments and procedures and can help overcome the fear of treatment as well as sensory disorders.
To find out more about sedation dentistry and its many benefits, contact Dr. Roshan Emam, DDS, in Palo Alto, California by calling (650) 321-0340, or visiting us at 850 Middlefield Rd. Suite 8, Palo Alto, CA 94301.