The sedation dentistry Phoenix dentists are known for has helped many patients go through dental procedures without experiencing discomfort or anxiety. Moreover, sedation dentistry has enabled patients who suffer from dental phobias to receive the treatment that they need to maintain their oral health.
While dentistry has been practiced for thousands of years, sedatives were first introduced to dental practice in the 1840s, when nitrous oxide was applied in dental procedures by a dentist named Horace Wells. It must be noted that while dental sedatives assuage anxiety and relieve patients of their discomfort, it does not alleviate pain. To compliment the benefits of sedation dentistry, a local anesthetic such as lidocaine is administered to relieve the patient of any physical pain during the procedure.
The most common methods of sedation dentistry are oral conscious sedation, intravenous or IV sedation, and the use of nitrous oxide or ‘”laughing gas”. The following paragraphs will explain the benefits of sedation dentistry in greater detail.
Sedation Dentistry Saves People Time
Sedation dentistry enables patients to go through several procedures in less time. Many people find it very difficult to follow through a series of procedures because they get easily exhausted. Fortunately, sedation dentistry enables dentists to perform all the necessary check-ups, diagnosis, and treatments on a person’s oral cavity while the patient is under sedation. Many patients in deep sedation often feel like they’ve been in the dental chair or operating table for a few minutes when in fact the procedure actually lasted for an hour or more. Clearly, sedation dentistry benefits both dentists and patients.
Sedation Dentistry Helps People Overcome their Fears
As mentioned earlier the sedation dentistry Phoenix AZ dentists such as Dr. Reem Kidess, DDS, FAGD, PLLC practice, can relieve patients of their fears. According to the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation, approximately 30% of the American population avoid dentists because of anxiety and fear. Such evasion will eventually lead to dental problems such as periodontitis, dental caries, and potentially life threatening sicknesses such as heart disease. By applying sedatives together with the appropriate anesthesia, patients will receive the treatment that they need to live healthy and productive lives.
Sedation Dentistry Facilitates More Accurate Procedures
When sedatives are administered by qualified dentists, it facilitates more efficient, accurate, and safer dental procedures. While it is understood that only certified professionals are allowed to carry out complex dentistry procedures, patients should note that the quality of the operation is augmented courtesy of sedation. The sedation dentistry Scottsdale dentists are known for; helps increase the quality of the dentist’s work while keeping their patients at an optimum level of comfort.