The purpose of this article from Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla is to de-bunk some of the most common myths about sedation dentistry.
Myth #1: With Sedation Dentistry, You Are Completely Unconscious
Some dental patients are not only afraid of receiving treatment; they also fear the thought of not being in control. We offer different levels of sedation, but none of the sedation options put you completely to sleep.
Myth #2: Dental Sedation Should Only Be Used For Extensive Dental Treatment
Anxiety-free dentistry is completely safe. Many nervous sedation dentistry patients request sedation for routine exams and procedures.
Myth #3: Sleep Dentistry Is Still Experimental
Dentists have been safely providing sedation for many years. We ,eet all the requirements advised by the American Dental Association.
We have two types of sedation:
- Nitrous oxide. Also known as laughing gas, it is safe and effective, takes effect quickly, and wears off quickly.
- Oral conscious sedation. You take a prescribed sedative before your appointment. It makes you sleepy, but you won’t sleep. You will need someone to drive you to and from our office.
Sedation dentistry from Weston Spencer DDS in La Jolla is a boon to people with dental anxiety. People from Solano Beach, Del Mar, and Claremont have benefitted from it. To find out whether it is right for you, please call for an appointment today!
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