Why Sedation Dentistry?


Why Sedation Dentistry?

There are many benefits and advantages that answer the question: Why sedation dentistry? At our Hopkins Sedation Dentistry office, you’ll experience such benefits as:

  • No memory of your dental treatment
  • Rapid sedation through a safe, individualized IV sedation plan
  • Significantly diminished gag reflex

About Sedation Dentistry

In the past, most dental procedures were done with the help of local anesthesia. This involved numbing your lip and cheek with a shot of Novocain or other local anesthetics. Although this practice was effective in ensuring you didn’t feel pain during your dental procedure, it did nothing to help with the underlying problem – fear of the dentist. You see, with local anesthesia you were still awake – and able to see and hear – the entire dental process, drill and all. It is this fear and stress that prevent people from getting the dental care they need. It is this fear and trepidation about traditional dentists visits that best explain why sedation dentistry is the preferred option for those with anxiety or dental fear.

Shamblott Family Dentistry understands that for some people the fear of going to the dentist is simply too much. In order to overcome this, we’ve turned to sedation dentistry. Sedation dentistry is a way to get the necessary treatment done in a non-threatening manner. however, sedation dentistry is for more than just those who fear the dentist. Patients needing complex surgical procedures, including multiple procedures such as crowns, bridges, root canals, wisdom teeth, extractions, tooth colored fillings, dentures, partials, implants, cosmetic dentistry, porcelain veneers, gum disease treatments (periodontal disease), TMJ treatments, and/or night guards also benefit from sedation dentistry.

Our Minneapolis sedation dentist office uses specific medications to ensure that sedation dentistry works for you. Call us today to experience the sedation dentistry difference.