We often make the mistake of limiting sedation dentistry to patients who are afraid. While sedation does a lot for these patients, it has many other purposes as well. Another type of patient who greatly benefits from sedation is the patient who is extremely busy. The patient who barely has time to make one appointment, let alone two or three. Here’s how that works.
Before sedation became a part of dental offices, all dentists had to work with a numbing agent. Now, numbing is very helpful, but even though the patient couldn’t feel the work, the patient could see, hear, smell, and experience the work. Regular breaks were needed, and often patients couldn’t sit in the chair for much more than an hour at a time because the stress was just too much. Complex procedures were broken into several shorter appointments, making dental work even more complicated for busy patients.
Sedation Eases Things
Sedation dentistry makes those long, complex procedures much easier on everyone involved. The patient can often nap while we work, and we don’t have to stop for breaks, or put things on hold until another day. We can work through the entire procedure much faster than before with oral dental sedation. A busy patient would only have to find time for one appointment, not four, which makes life a little bit easier.
Good dental work should flow as a part of your life, not as a hassle. Contact us today to learn more about sedation. Find out how sedation might benefit you, even if you aren’t afraid of the dental office. We can’t wait to hear from you!