In recent posts, we’ve talked about how dental sedation techniques are great for counteracting the fear associated with dental anxiety. But what we haven’t really covered is the fact that dental sedation also allows for some other big benefits that may be of real interest to you as you plan for your next dental procedure in Mobile, AL. Keep reading to hear more about it, and then be sure to follow up and schedule your next appointment with Dr. Whatley. We’ll give you plenty to smile about!
The Time Passes More Quickly
Here’s a nice thing: according to most patients, dental sedation makes the time required to work on your teeth and gums pass a whole lot faster. Beyond that, sedation can make it so you have very little to no memory of your procedure, which is also nice.
You Can Get Multiple Treatments At Once
We don’t like to overdo it when you are here because there’s typically a limit to how much a patient can handle before it’s been simply too much dental care for one trip. However, with the help of sedation, you can comfortably get all the care you need, even multiple procedures, all at once. This will save you from taking time off and so forth.
You’ll Be Able To Stay Still
Even mild levels of dental sedation can help patients sit still long enough to get the care they need. Sometimes patients with disabilities can really benefit from this kind of assistance. It’s worth a look, anyway.
There Will Be Decreased Sensitivity
We aren’t ever trying to hurt you, we swear! But if you have teeth or gums that are so sensitive you can’t handle even the simplest of dental treatments, dental sedation can help you get through it.
Your Gag Reflex Goes Away
If you don’t like the idea of weird dental tools and strange hands going into your mouth, you are not alone. As it happens, this can cause a subconscious gagging reaction that slows down or interrupts our plans for treatment. The cool thing about sedation is that your reflex will be relaxed along with the rest of your body, and we will be able to do what we do best: look after your smile.
Dental Sedation Options In Mobile, AL
Dr. Whatley has the tools and the training to offer two very different levels of sedation, guaranteed to meet all your needs. Here’s the deal:
Nitrous oxide is a minor sedative that leaves you relaxed but fully awake. It is commonly known as laughing gas.
Oral sedation is a pill that is prescribed and that you must swallow beforehand. This level will get you to a sleep-like state, while leaving you conscious. However, you won’t remember much about your visit when it is over. And you will need to line up a ride home.
Relax And Let Us Help You!
We hope that you have been inspired by this post to schedule your next visit to Alabama Family Dental of Mobile!