If you experience fear and anxiety over visiting the dentist, sedation dentistry could be the solution. It involves the use of mild sedatives to reduce dental anxiety and help you relax so you can receive the dental care you need to maintain healthy teeth and gums. Dr. Adam Byam provides oral sedation dentistry at All West Dental in Lethbridge, AB, to give you the dental care you need without stress, fear, or anxiety.
Sedation dentistry allows dentists to deliver compassionate dental care to patients who are usually too nervous, fearful, or anxious to visit the dentist. Mild sedative medications are used to help patients relax by reducing fear and anxiety. Patients can better withstand various dental treatments and procedures when they feel calm and comfortable.
We offer oral sedation dentistry at our office in Lethbridge, AB, which tends to be more affordable than other types of sedation. With oral sedation, the medication is administered in pill form so it is simple and easy. Oral sedation allows patients to remain conscious, but fully relaxed. Although patients remain awake, they might not remember every detail of the dental procedure or treatment because oral sedation often has an amnesic effect. An added benefit of the amnesic effect is that appointments seem to go by quickly for patients under oral sedation.
Benefits of Sedation Dentistry
There are several benefits associated with sedation dentistry. In general, it enables patients to experience less fear and anxiety, as well as better tolerate dental work. The benefits of sedation dentistry include:
Less Pain and Discomfort — Sedation dentistry increases patient tolerance to pain, which helps minimize oral pain and discomfort during dental treatments and procedures.
Reduced Anxiety — Sedation medications significantly reduce stress, fear, and anxiety for patients who experience mild to severe dental phobia. Sedation helps calm the nerves and relaxes patients so they can receive the dental care they need.
Fewer Appointments — Dental anxiety can make it difficult for patients to endure lengthy dental treatments or procedures. Consequently, multiple appointments might be necessary to complete the work. Since sedation dentistry puts patients at ease, they are often able to tolerate longer procedures and complete complicated dental work in fewer appointments.
If you haven’t tried sedation dentistry, it could be the solution to your dental fear and anxiety. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Byam to learn more about how you could benefit from oral sedation dentistry by calling All West Dental in Lethbridge, AB, at (403) 380-3300.