Why Choose Sedation Dentistry?

Why Choose Sedation Dentistry?

The majority of people have a fear of going to the dentist. It is very common for our patients at Jeff Lewis D.D.S., which is why we offer sedation dentistry when needed. Who can use sedation dentistry and what is involved? Read on to see why to choose sedation dentistry.

When is it used?

Sedation dentistry is used when the patient:

  • Requires major type of dental procedures
  • Has pharyngeal reflex
  • Has delicate or sensitive teeth
  • Has anxiety especially at the dentist
  • Has lower tolerance for pain than normal

Sedation Dentistry for Kids

Sedation dentistry for children is essential when children are scared or uncooperative with the procedure. The chemicals used are completely safe for children. Our dentist is highly trained and qualified in using sedation dentistry for children.

Types of Sedation

Learning more about sedation dentistry will make you more comfortable with its use. There are types of procedures which allow the patient to be awake and conscience. The different levels are minimal sedation, moderate sedation, deep sedation, and general anesthesia.

Sedation dentistry and its different types range from moderate sedation to deep sedation. What are the prerequisites to perform sedation dentistry? Most dentists are allowed to provide minimal sedation to patients. In order to provide general anesthesia and deep sedation, dentists need to complete a program.

Is sedation dentistry safe?

There are risks with any procedures or treatments. Each patient will require a unique dosage based on their age, weight, and other circumstances. If you are in need of a dental procedure that involves sedation dentistry, then we can confidently ensure the highest quality of care at Jeff Lewis, D.D.S. Contact our office today to schedule your next appointment and feel free to call our dentists for any more information in sedation dentistry.

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