Sedation dentistry has been used for years all over the world to help kids get more comfortable with the dentist. Lately, though, sedation dentistry has been being used for patients of all ages to help them overcome dental anxiety and fear. An overwhelming number of Americans today refuse to visit the dentist at all out of fear. Sedation dentistry can help anyone who is afraid of the 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 will be able to open their mouth better and flinch less. This is the main reason that your child will be less afraid of the dentist due to the use of sedation dentistry.
After their first time experiencing sedation dentistry, you might find you child asking whether or not they will be sedated the next time, and not out of fear. Most kids actually enjoy the sedation at the dentist. It allows them to undergo their procedure with absolutely no pain while not being completely asleep. They will be more able to leave the 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 dentist can do every treatment that your child needs in a single visit instead of having them visit multiple times because it took too long.
If you want to know more about sedation dentistry for you or your child, give us a call or stop into our office today!