What is sedation dentistry?
Patients who are considering sedation dentistry need to understand how simple and safe it is. The process utilizes sedatives to create a calm and relaxed state throughout the course of the dental procedure. Sedation results in less anxiety and stress, and an overall more pleasant dental experience. Dr. Phan and the Torrance Endodontic Center is experienced in administering sedation during dental procedures, so the risks and side effects are minimal, and the experience is painless.
What are the benefits of in-office dental sedation?
Sedation reduces stress. Dental procedures can loom large on the calendar to a patient who fears the dentist. This dread can cause anxiety and fear. By offering pain-free sedation, the patient can rest assured knowing he or she can be comfortable and relaxed through the appointment.
A painless dentistry option encourages patients to maintain the dental regimen. According to the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation, 30% of the population avoids the dentist due to fear. Patients who are afraid of the pain of dental procedures tend to procrastinate on making and keeping their appointments, which can be detrimental to overall oral health. Knowing sedation dentistry is an option during their next filling or root canal can encourage patients to keep those appointments and not end up with even more serious dental issues.