There are many reasons why someone might put off seeking necessary dental treatment, but for many patients, anxiety over their procedure is one of the most significant concerns. Even if you don’t exhibit a particularly strong fear of the dentist or dental treatment, there are some procedures that require more involved care and, as such, may cause some patients to feel slightly anxious about them. With the help of an appropriate level of dental sedation, many patients can easily overcome that anxiety and enjoy a more comfortable and convenient experience than they expected.
When your tooth needs root canal treatment
Root canal treatment has come a long way over the last several decades, and is a much more convenient process than many people expect. However, it involves accessing the interior part of your tooth to remove a severe infection, which itself can cause extreme levels of discomfort while it remains in your tooth. If you worry about the extent of the procedure or the discomfort while your dentist is removing the internal infection, then the use of dental sedation can help you get through the experience worry-free, and much more comfortably.
When you need periodontal scaling and root planing
Deep cleaning, or periodontal cleaning, involves carefully and thoroughly removing the buildup of plaque and tartar from your teeth roots. Because your teeth roots lie underneath your gums, cleaning them is not as simple as cleaning the visible crowns of your teeth during a routine checkup and cleaning. Also known as scaling and root planing, periodontal cleaning requires your dentist to carefully expose your teeth roots to successfully clean them and remove bacteria from underneath your gums. The process usually requires several visits to complete, though an appropriate level of dental sedation can help make each session a faster and more comfortable process.
When you’re going to have dental implants placed
The loss of your teeth can have several negative impacts on your smile, and dental implants are often the best solution for helping patients avoid these impacts. Yet, unlike placing a traditional dental bridge or denture, placing dental implants requires surgical treatment to implant the root-like posts into your jawbone. As with any oral surgery procedure, the use of dental sedation may be an important part of the procedure, and its intensity can be moderated throughout your procedure for optimal safety and comfort.
Learn more about the benefits of dental sedation
By helping to keep you calm and relaxed throughout your procedure, dental sedation can help make some of the more complex treatments much more comfortable and convenient. For more information, schedule a consultation by calling Modern Smile in North Hollywood, CA, today at 818-763-9353. We also proudly serve patients who live in Burbank, Toluca Lake, and all surrounding communities.