treatments more frequently involve sedation to help patients remain calm and ensure a faster, more successful procedure.
Wisdom tooth extraction
Simple tooth extraction is typically a fast and minimally invasive procedure, and aside from local anesthesia, sedatives are typically not required. However, extracting impacted wisdom teeth can often be more involved, and sedation may be recommended to minimize existing pain and potential discomfort during the extraction.
Root canal treatment
Root canal treatment has advanced significantly over the years, and with modern dental technology, it can usually be completed in one visit and with little discomfort. Nevertheless, patients may be anxious about the procedure due to the fact that it involves accessing the interior of the tooth. In addition to local anesthesia to numb the tooth and surrounding area, your dentist may also recommend an appropriate level of sedation to help you remain relaxed.
Dental implant placement
Dental implants are surgically placed into your jawbone after you have lost one or more teeth. As with most surgeries, dental implant placement will involve sedation. An appropriate level of sedation will not only calm you enough to not feel discomfort, but also allow you to remain still long enough for your dentist to complete the procedure in a more time-efficient manner.
Ask if Sedation Is Appropriate for Your Treatment
If you feel anxious about your dental treatment, or just wish for a more calm and relaxing experience, then ask your dentist is sedation is appropriate for your treatment. To learn more, schedule an appointment by calling Creekside Family Dental Care in Columbia, TN, today at (931) 388–3384.