Sedation dentistry has been used for years worldwide to help kids get more comfortable with the pediatric dentist. Lately, though, sedation dentistry has been used for patients of all ages to help them overcome dental anxiety and fear. Many Americans today refuse to visit the pediatric dentist out of fear. Sedation dentistry can help anyone afraid of the pediatric dentist, especially children, to become more comfortable with their dentist visits.
An obvious bonus of sedation dentistry is that your child will be calm and relaxed. This means that they can open their mouth better and flinch less. This is the main reason your child will be less afraid of the pediatric dentist due to sedation dentistry.
After their first time experiencing sedation dentistry, you might find your child asking whether or not they will be sedated the next time, not out of fear. Most kids enjoy the sedation at the pediatric dentist. It allows them to undergo their procedure without pain while not completely asleep. They will be more able to leave the pediatric dentist in a good mood and build good relationships with the dental staff.
If a child is less resistant to the treatment, naturally, it will be able to be performed more quickly. This means less time spent for you and a better chance that your child will enjoy themselves. It could also mean that the pediatric dentist can do every treatment your child needs in a single visit instead of having them visit multiple times because it takes too long.
If you want to know more about sedation dentistry for you or your child, give us a call or stop by our office today!