Do you know anyone with dental anxiety? If so, you probably know that sedation is a useful option. Of course, it’s important to visit a dentist every six months or so, but anxiety may not be the only reason people struggle with visiting the dentist. Fortunately, sedation dentistry can actually be used to address a wide array of issues.
For example, patients who struggle with a sensitive gag reflex could benefit from sedation dentistry. These patients could feel like they’re about to vomit while their work is being done, especially if our dentist has to work in the back of the mouth. Even mild sedation can help relax this reflex and make dental work possible and comfortable.
If you have serious pain in your back or in your neck, you may struggle to sit in the chair for an extended amount of time. As you’ve probably guessed, sedation could also help you have the work you need while staying comfortable during your visit. Sedation dentistry can also be useful when local anesthetic fails. It can sometimes be difficult to numb some areas of your mouth. And some people simply react poorly to local anesthesia, making sedation dentistry even more important.
If you’re interested in learning more about the benefits of dental sedation, please don’t hesitate to contact Saigh Family Dental by calling 906-265-0050. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you have and offer you personalized advice. Dr. Frederick M. Saigh, III and our team are eager to hear from you.