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4 Questions to Ask Your Dentist Before Sedation Dentistry

A large number of patients visiting Natural Horizons Wellness Centers opt for sedation dentistry. This is a suitable option if you feel nervous visiting the dentist. If you are preparing for your first sedation dentistry experience, you may want to know what it involves, how it benefits you and why people with phobias opt for this increasingly popular service. Asking our dentist these questions can help you reach a relaxed state, even before your procedure.

Things to Ask the Dentist Prior to Treatment

  1. How Will I Benefit from Sedation Dentistry? - Sedation dentistry appeals to people who have a fear of the dentist. It is also beneficial for severe gaggers and people who need large amounts of dental work.
  2. Will I Be Asleep During the Procedure? - This type of dentistry requires your body to be in a state of unconsciousness. To overcome feelings of anxiety, it's worth discussing the ways in which the anesthesiologist will monitor potential allergic reactions and vital signs.
  3. Is Sedation Dentistry Painful? - We adopt a biological approach to dentistry and in order to put you into a light sleep, local anesthesia will normally be used. Although this can be uncomfortable for some, it blocks the pain receptors, which prevents feelings of fear and discomfort.
  4. How Long Will I Be Sedated? - The answer depends on how much work you are having done. A more intensive procedure will take longer. You’ll be gently awakened after your procedure. Patients generally have no concept of time during the procedure.

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