Sedation Dentistry

Fear of seeing the dentist can be pretty debilitating. TRU Dental understands how fear and anxiety prevent patients from getting the dental care they need. These phobias are why our office provides sedation dentistry, also known as sleep dentistry.
It is commonly employed for individuals who may experience anxiety or fear about visiting the dentist, have a low pain threshold, or need extensive dental work. The main goal of sedation dentistry is to create a calm and comfortable experience for the patient while ensuring the necessary dental treatments can be performed effectively.

Benefits Of Sedation Dentistry

Reduced Anxiety and Fear:

One of the primary benefits is the ability to alleviate anxiety and fear associated with dental procedures. Many people avoid dental care due to dental phobia, and sedation can help them feel more comfortable and relaxed.

Increased Pain Tolerance:

Sedation can increase a patient’s pain threshold, making it possible to perform more extensive dental work without causing discomfort or pain.

Improved Patient Cooperation:

Sedation can enhance patient cooperation, making it easier for the dentist to perform the necessary procedures. This is particularly beneficial for patients who may have difficulty sitting still for extended periods.

Memory Suppression:

Some sedation techniques may cause temporary memory loss or suppression of the dental procedure, which can be advantageous for patients who have traumatic memories associated with dental experiences.

Reduced Gag Reflex:

Sedation can help relax the muscles, including the gag reflex, making it easier for the dentist to perform certain procedures without triggering discomfort or the urge to gag.

Time Efficiency:

Sedation can often allow for more work to be completed in a single dental visit, reducing the need for multiple appointments. This can be particularly beneficial for patients with busy schedules.

Appropriate for Various Procedures:

Sedation dentistry is versatile and can be used for a wide range of dental procedures, from routine cleanings to more complex surgeries. It is especially useful for lengthy or invasive treatments.

Enhanced Comfort:

Patients under sedation typically experience a greater sense of comfort during and after the dental procedure, contributing to an overall positive dental experience.

Improved Treatment Quality:

By ensuring a relaxed and cooperative patient, sedation can contribute to better treatment outcomes as the dentist can work more efficiently and effectively.

Access to Dental Care for Special Needs Patients:

Sedation dentistry can be particularly valuable for individuals with special needs, disabilities, or those who may have difficulty cooperating with dental procedures in a typical setting.