One of the most common fears in today’s society is going to the dentist. Whatever the cause of your discomfort may be, know you are not alone. Thankfully, the dental profession has spent decades researching this fear and working to help patients overcome it and get the treatment they need. Today, our sedation dentist in Charlotte NC can proudly offer sedation dentistry to all kinds of patients, regardless of the procedure.
Is Sedation Dentistry Right for You?
Types of SedationMinimal. According to the National Library of Medicine, approximately 36% of the population suffers from dental anxiety, and a further 12% experience extreme fear. When the mind is our only setback, a minimal dose of sedation is most likely going to be the best option. Typically administered in the form of nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, you remain completely conscious in a state of relaxation throughout your treatment. Moderate. Entering a deeper state of peacefulness, moderate sedation is oftentimes the best path for longer procedures. Again, you are completely conscious and your vitals are monitored at all times. However, your senses will be impaired coming out of sedation. So, we always recommend having a friend or family member there to drive you home.
Needs for a SedationThere are many reasons for the average patient without any serious medical issues to visit us for sedation dentistry Charlotte NC. To name a few:
- Strong gag reflex
- Trouble sitting in the dental chair for long periods of time