Even though sedation dentistry can be quite helpful for people with dental phobia or anxiety, a large number of people are apprehensive about trying it. However, once people try oral sedation or pill sedation as it is also known, they understand how helpful it can be for them as well as their dentist. At Beach Grove Dental Tsawwassen, we believe that there are many benefits to oral sedation dentistry but in this article, we’d like to discuss the four main advantages.
What is Oral Sedation Dentistry?
Normally, sedation dentistry uses a variety of forms of sedation. Today in Canada, oral sedation dentistry is the most common technique used to deal with patients who fear dental procedures. This technique, which is also what Dr. Beeram uses at his Tsawwassen dental clinic, is popular because it doesn’t involve needles and the medications create a very comfortable experience – most patients remember very little about their dental procedure. It can involve taking a pill an hour before your dental procedure to help you relax. Once you relax, the dental procedure you were afraid of will be over before you realize it. Most people experience only minor discomfort or even no pain at all.
The 3 Main Benefits of Oral Sedation
It’s Medically Safe
The monitoring of patients is done throughout the procedure and patients are discharged after they are completely awake. The oral sedatives are also regulated by the HPFB, so it’s highly unlikely for patients to experience any dangerous side effects. It’s also safe because the medications used to help patients relax do not cause respiratory depression and can be easily reversed.
It’s Effective In Achieving the Desired Result
As we have already mentioned, it’s so effective in helping patients relax that the dental procedure is over before they realize it and most patients do not remember much.
Fewer Dental Visits
Since oral sedation dentistry patients are in a relaxed state, their dentists can perform more and longer procedures which can reduce the number of times patients need to visit their dentists. When patients are calm and still, dentists can accomplish much more in significantly less time since they are only focusing on the procedures and not on comforting anxious patients. This can save patients both time and money.
If you feel anxious or are afraid to visit a dentist, contact Dr. Beeram who can provide you with more information about oral sedation dentistry and its benefits. Based on your health history and treatment, he will recommend the best sedation options for your needs. Call us today to book your appointment at 604-943-6768.