You know that there are a few things you’ll need to do if you’re interested in protecting your oral health. For example, you probably know that it’s important for you to brush and floss regularly. Similarly, you may have heard that you should visit your dentist once every six months—and that some people may need to consider sedation dentistry to help them make these visits. Still, did you know that sedation dentistry can be useful for a number of other patients as well?
For example, patients who struggle with a sensitive gag reflex could benefit from sedation dentistry. These patients could feel like they’re about to vomit while their work is being done, especially if our dentist has to work in the back of the mouth. Even mild sedation can help relax this reflex and make dental work possible and comfortable.
If you have serious pain in your back or in your neck, you may struggle to sit in the chair for an extended amount of time. As you’ve probably guessed, sedation could also help you have the work you need while staying comfortable during your visit. Sedation dentistry can also be useful when local anesthetic fails. It can sometimes be difficult to numb some areas of your mouth. And some people simply react poorly to local anesthesia, making sedation dentistry even more important.
If you’re interested in learning more about the benefits of dental sedation, please don’t hesitate to contact Lakeland Dental Care by calling 601-981-8166. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you have and offer you personalized advice. Dr. Alex S. Abernathy and our team are eager to hear from you.