Sedation Dentistry Soothes Dental Fears

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Do you have a phobia or medical condition(s) that makes your visit to the dentist nearly unbearable? Then dental sedation maybe the way to go.

Dentists do not expect a child to withstand a dental procedure without sedation and Dr. Wallet certainly doesn’t expect adults to either! It’s common practice for sedation to be used in many different situations, as it has proven efficacy in managing anxiety during dental treatment. Dr. Wallet may use sedation therapy to ease pain or anxiety during a tooth extraction, root canal, cavity filling or various other maladies that would require some kind of pain management. Sedation could also be used outside of managing pain for sensitive teeth or gag reflex, as well as calming the nerves–often due to a traumatic dental experience from the past. Despite the many improvements and modern advances in local anesthetic, adults can still be plagued with fear and anxiety regarding dental work. However, it’s important to visit Dr. Wallet to maintain oral health so the condition is not made worse through lack of care

There are distinct types of sedation for different purposes. Inhalation sedation (nitrous oxide) is commonly used for mild treatment and is the only sedation that you can take and then drive once the appointment is completed. IV sedation is injected into the vein for a quick response and Dr. Wallet can adjust the amount of pain medication needed according to the procedure being performed. Deep sedation or general anesthesia render the patient completely unconscious. Dr. Wallet would generally use these stronger methods for more invasive/painful situations like dental surgeries. Whatever the type of sedation used, it’s crucial  to remember these treatments exist so there’s no reason to be afraid and avoid going to visit Dr. Wallet and his team!

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Dental sedation is helpful for those with:

  • Intense fear or phobia
  • Suffering from an early dental experience
  • Trouble getting numb
  • A sensitive gag reflex
  • Extremely sensitive teeth
  • Complicated dental problems
  • A limited time to complete dental procedures

Dental sedation can offer:

  • Patient relaxation
  • Increased comfort
  • Movement control
  • Patient co-operation
  • Control of gag reflex
  • Little or no memory of treatment
  • Time saving – Fewer appointments needed

Sedation dentistry with Dr. Wallet is the way to go and soothe those uncomfortable dental visits.  It is one of the most requested dental services from patients.  Call at (856) 983-4349 or complete the online form to schedule a consultation.