What To Know About Sedation Dentistry
By Botts Dental Spa
January 22, 2021
Category: Oral Health
Tags: sedation dentistry  

Find out how sedation dentistry could ease your anxieties in the dental chair.

Nervous about visiting the dentist? Putting off that much-needed dental procedure because you are too anxious? Our Cordova, TN, dentist Dr. Jason Botts understands that visiting the dentist can be a nerve-wracking experience, especially for people who’ve had bad experiences in the past. You’ll be happy to hear that our team offers sedation dentistry to help alleviate your fears and to help make your next dental visit or procedure easier on you.

Quell your Anxiety

The sole purpose of sedation dentistry is to provide patients with a safe and effective way to ease stress and anxiety around dental care. If you have a true dental phobia or anxiety that is intense enough to keep you from seeing the dentist when you should, then you could benefit from sedation dentistry.

Sedation is Tailored to You

There are different options when it comes to the type and the level of sedation, and these are tailored to your needs. Mild sedation comes in the form of oral sedation (e.g. anti-anxiety medication) and inhalation sedation (e.g. “laughing gas”), where the patient is awake and able to respond to the dentist but may dose off. Mild sedation can alleviate that tension that you feel when you’re undergoing a dental cleaning or procedure.

More moderate sedation may cause the patient to dose off or not remember parts or all of their procedure. More moderate levels of sedation may be used along with local anesthesia for more extensive procedures such as a wisdom tooth extraction. Of course, our Cordova, TN, family dentist will discuss your sedation options with you during your consultation so that you understand what to expect ahead of time.

Sedation Dentistry Can Create a Happy Dental Experience

Since sedation dentistry can help take the edge off, patients walk away with a positive experience when visiting the dentist. We want to create a safe and comfortable space for all of our patients to make getting dental care less stressful. Sedation dentistry can also cut down on treatment time, which means less time spent in the dental chair.

If you’ve been putting off dental cleanings and procedures due to fear or a phobia, our Cordova, TN, sedation dentist and the team at Botts Dental Spa can help make your next visit a whole lot easier. Call us today at (901) 737-2200 to learn more.