Advantages of Sedation Dentistry

Serving Patients in Oklahoma City, Edmond, Lawton, and Norman, OK

If you are considering sedation dentistry, it's important to weigh the benefits against the cost and risks. With sedation dentistry, fortunately cost is small and the risks are almost non-existent. The benefits, however, are significant. Sedation dentistry helps people with dental anxiety get needed dental treatment, reduces dental discomfort, and makes more complex treatments easier to sit through.

This page outlines some of the basic advantages of sedation dentistry, but the best way to learn whether it is right for you is to discuss it with a sedation dentist. Please call 405-622-8996 or email Terry Bass, DDS today to schedule a consultation at our Oklahoma City-area location.

Sedation Dentistry Can Help You Get Treatment

Sedation dentistry can help many people get the dental care they need or desire, but have not been able to schedule or complete a dental appointment because of many limitations. These may include:

  • Dental anxiety
  • Low pain threshold
  • Difficulty getting numb
  • Strong gag reflex

Sedation dentistry can help you overcome all these limitations to get the dental care you need or cosmetic dentistry procedures you have long wanted. But the benefits increase from there.

Sedation Dentistry Can Reduce Discomfort

Discomfort associated with a dental procedure comes from many sources. Only part of it is actually caused by the dental treatment itself. Discomfort also comes from your perception of the treatment and from the tension in your face and jaw related to dental procedures.

Sedation dentistry makes you less aware of stimuli that make you imagine discomfort, and can virtually eliminate the subjective component of discomfort.

By helping you relax during dental treatment, sedation dentistry also reduces the discomfort associated with the tensing of facial and jaw muscles during treatment. You will be amazed at how much of a difference this makes in your overall experience of dental procedures.

Sedation Dentistry Makes Appointments Seem Shorter

Sedation dentistry also compresses subjective time. Many people have difficulty sitting through complex dental procedures not necessarily because of dental anxiety, but because it can be hard to sit still for an extended period of time. Sedation dentistry makes the time seem to fly by, so the appointment seems shorter.

If you would like to learn more about the advantages of sedation dentistry and whether it's the right option for your dental treatment, please contact Terry Bass, DDS, online or call 405-622-8996. Serving patients in the Oklahoma City, Oklahoma area.