Avoiding pain is top of the list for most of us. Sedation dentistry has made it easier and more comfortable for a chicken like me to get in the chair. People generally don't like going to dentists. I know, hard to believe. My experience with dentistry at a young age included being backhanded across the face by my dentist because of my fears. It was decades before I would even think about a dental trip. I went to great lengths later in life to avoid ever being in a dental chair again. It was only when the pain became too much (and the smell of my breath would have killed a horse) that I decided to buck it up and go again. After making several of my dentists' Mercedes payments for his time, my teeth are back in reasonable shape. Sedation dentistry was the response to trauma and fear like mine.

Here's what you need to know.

Sedation dentistry generally operates in the top top levels of sedation. There are a number of different levels of sedation (minimal, moderate, and deep sedation) depending on the need for pain relief and amount of work done.

The drugs are given either orally, intravenously, or through inhalation.

More work can be done at one sitting, allowing for fewer dental visits.

The cost of sedation dentistry may not be covered in all cases by your insurance company. Depending on your medical history, you can be disqualified from being a candidate for sedation dentistry

As with any medical procedure, there is a degree of personal risk you need to know.

There are terms you might read concerning sedation dentistry. Here are some definitions:

Sleep Dentistry is an older term describing how a patient perceived their sedation treatment. The patient doesn't sleep during the visit, but … Read the rest

Avoiding pain is top of the list for most of us. Sedation dentistry has made it easier and more comfortable for a chicken like me to get in the chair. People generally do not like going to dentists. I know, hard to believe. My experience with dentistry at a young age included being backhanded across the face by my dentist because of my fears. It was decades before I would even think about a dental trip. I went to great lengths later in life to avoid ever being in a dental chair again. It was only when the pain became too much (and the smell of my breath would have killed a horse) that I decided to buck it up and go again. After making several of my dentists' Mercedes payments for his time, my teeth are back in reasonable shape. Sedation dentistry was the response to trauma and fear like mine.

Here's what you need to know.

Sedation dentistry generally operates in the top top levels of sedation. There are a number of different levels of sedation (minimal, moderate, and deep sedation) depending on the need for pain relief and amount of work done.

The drugs are given either orally, intravenously, or through inhalation.

More work can be done at one sitting, allowing for fewer dental visits.

The cost of sedation dentistry may not be covered in all cases by your insurance company. Depending on your medical history, you can be disqualified from being a candidate for sedation dentistry

As with any medical procedure, there is a degree of personal risk you need to know.

There are terms you may read concerning sedation dentistry. Here are some definitions:

Sleep Dentistry is an older term describing how a patient perceives their sedation treatment. The patient does not sleep during the … Read the rest

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