When you think about going to the dentist, how does it make you feel? While most people are not thrilled about the idea, they will still go ahead and make their dental visits. However, some people have a fear of the dentist, or they may have sensitive teeth, and this causes them to do everything in their power to avoid going to the dentist. If this sounds like you or someone in your family, you might want to consider checking to see if you are a candidate for sedation dentistry.
Who Is a Candidate for Sedation Dentistry?
Most patients will find that they are good candidates for oral sedation. Those who are suffering from dental anxiety and fear are naturally good candidates. However, you might find some other reasons that using this type of dentistry could help. If you have sore jaw muscles or if you have a sensitive gag reflex, you might find you are a good candidate for sedation dentistry. Those who have difficulty achieving numbness with local anesthetics can benefit from sedation, too.
If you have pain in your neck or your back, or if you are very sensitive to pain, sedation dentistry can be helpful. Other good candidates include those who have trouble controlling their movement, those who cannot sit for a long time, and those who have had traumatic instances with a dentist in the past.
Talk to the Sedation Dentist
If you have further questions, or if you believe you may have issues with certain types of sedation, be sure to speak with the dentist. They can let you know more about the type of sedation used and whether it is something you can use. They will work to find a solution that is right for your needs. Contact our dentists in Washington, DC by visiting the contact page or calling 202-488-8300.