3 Reasons Many Patients Opt for Sedation DentistrySep. 15 2023
For some people, the thought of a visit to the dentist can induce immediate anxiety.
But while the fear of certain procedures deters some patients from seeking the care they need — it doesn’t have to be that way.
Sedation dentistry with Dr. Dean Glasser offers a way for patients to feel more comfortable during dental treatments. Here are a few reasons why many of our patients choose sedation dentistry.
1. Anxiety and Fear Reduction
Many patients choose sedation to help them avoid their dental anxiety altogether.
There’s no denying that dental anxiety remains fairly common, affecting individuals of all ages and preventing many of them from seeking the dental treatments they need.
By using medications to induce a relaxed state, patients can avoid much of the anxiety and fear associated with dental visits. Whether it's a routine dental check-up or a complex procedure, sedation can help patients feel more at ease, improving the entire experience.
2. Increased Comfort during Lengthy Procedures
Certain dental procedures can be time-consuming, requiring patients to remain in the dentist's chair for hours. Sedation dentistry allows patients to feel more relaxed throughout lengthy procedures like root canals, wisdom tooth extractions, or dental implant placements.
The sedative medications result in a sleepy feeling, and while patients remain conscious, they often have little or no recollection of the procedure. For many patients, that means the experience feels like just a few minutes.
3. Facilitating Dental Work for Sensitive Patients
Other patients have specific challenges that make treatment difficult without sedation. At our practice, we’ve found it particularly beneficial for those with a low pain threshold, sensitive teeth, or a strong gag reflex.
These individuals may have difficulty tolerating certain dental procedures without the aid of sedation. By providing a relaxed state, sedation allows dentists to perform the necessary dental work with minimal discomfort for the patient.
Schedule a Consultation Today
If dental anxiety is preventing you from getting the care you need, consider the benefits of sedation dentistry with Dr. Dean Glasser or Dr. Renee Glasser.
Whether it's nitrous oxide (laughing gas), oral sedation, or intravenous sedation, Dr. Glasser will work with you to determine the best method for your dental procedures.
Schedule a consultation with Dean Glasser today or call us at 631-423-6767 to make an appointment at the office in Long Island, New York.
Dr. Dean Glasser is a respected Cosmetic and General Dentist, serving Melville, NY and the greater Long Island area. A Professor at Columbia University Dental School, Dr. Glasser is recognized as a Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and as a Fellow of the following organizations: the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Association of Hospital Dentistry and the Misch Implant Institute.