Are you afraid of the dentist’s chair? Does the thought of going to your dentist give you the jitters? You are not alone!
According to the American Dental Hygienists’ Association, 10% to 20% of adults have high levels of dental anxiety. The condition prevents them from seeking dental help even when they need it most.
That’s where sedation dentistry comes in.
At Silver Summit Dental in Herriman, Utah, Dr. Hung Pham specializes in sedation dentistry and can help you feel calm and relaxed while receiving dental treatment.
Keep reading to find the answers to the 5 most common questions about sedation dentistry.
Sedation or sleep dentistry uses sedatives to keep patients calm and pain-free while undergoing a dental care treatment or procedure.
Sedation dentistry is helpful when you have a high level of dental anxiety or when you need extensive dental work done.
Here are a few scenarios when sedation dentistry is necessary:
There are three types of sedation used in dentistry:
Mild sedation uses small amounts of nitrous oxide or laughing gas to keep you awake during the procedure. Although awake, you won’t feel any sensation around the sedated area.
Moderate sedation involves using oral medication or an IV drip to induce sedation. You will be awake in this case too, but your senses will be numb.
Deep sedation uses general anesthetics to put you out until the procedure is complete.
Sedatives can be administered:
Some of the main advantages of sedation dentistry are:
Contact Dr. Pham at Silver Summit Dental to know more about sedation dentistry and its benefits. Call us at (801) 542-0998, or visit our office at 5734 13400 S, Herriman, UT, 84096, between Monday to Friday for a consultation.
5734 W 13400 S
Herriman, UT, 84096
Silver Summit Dental
5734 W 13400 S
Email: [email protected]
Tel: (801) 542-0998
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