Common questions and answers regarding sedation dentistryLast updated : March 24, 2017
Posted by: Reading Dental Associates
Sedation dentistry — you know it can help you receive the dental care you need comfortably, but beyond that you may have some questions. The sleep dentists have put together an FAQ to help. Keep reading to learn more from your sedation dentist!
Who does sedation dentistry help?
Sedation dentistry has a number of useful applications. Primarily, it helps patients with mild to severe fear related to the dentist receive the relaxing care they need. But beyond fear and anxiety, sedation dentistry can also greatly help patients with mobility issues or other disabilities relax in the dental chair long enough to receive necessary treatment. With applications from general and preventive dentistry to necessary restorative and even cosmetic services, sedation dentistry improves the health and beauty of all kinds of smiles.
How does sleep dentistry work?
At Sleep Dentists, the difference is in the name. Our sedation puts you completely to sleep, eliminating the possibility of your fear being triggered by the sights, smells or sounds of what’s going on around you. We won’t begin treatment until you’re comfortably, 100 percent asleep.
Is sleep dentistry safe?
While you’re asleep, our team of experts will continuously monitor your breath and heart rate to make sure you’re completely safe throughout your entire procedure. Our doctors are highly trained and experienced performing sleep dentistry, so you’ll feel completely confident you’re in good hands every step of the way.
Is my anxiety bad enough for sleep dentistry?
If you delay going to the dentist due to your fear or nerves, you’re likely a good candidate for sleep dentistry. Additionally, if you find yourself unable to sit through a dental procedure due to your mental state, you can probably be greatly helped by sleep dentistry. Find out more by taking our anxiety assessment here — your results will be emailed to the address you provide.
Is sleep dentistry common?
In short, yes. Sleep Dentists have helped and continue to help around 40 million Americans receive the dental care they need but have been unable to benefit from due to fear, anxiety or a mental or physical disability.
How can I schedule an appointment with the Sleep Dentists?
It’s easy! Call us to get started with a new patient consultation with your sedation dentist near Reading, MA. We can’t wait to help you experience the difference sleep dentistry can make!