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Sedation used by dentist for deep cleaning and fillings?

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Dr. James Wright
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Sometimes

Sometimes sedation makes it possible for a patient who would avoid dental treatment to have their treatment done.
If this is the case, it is a big benefit, as fear of the dentist has cost so many people their teeth. Our goal is to help patients complete their treatment and keep their teeth. Sedation (relaxation) dentistry is helping patients to do just that.

In brief: Sometimes

Sometimes sedation makes it possible for a patient who would avoid dental treatment to have their treatment done.
If this is the case, it is a big benefit, as fear of the dentist has cost so many people their teeth. Our goal is to help patients complete their treatment and keep their teeth. Sedation (relaxation) dentistry is helping patients to do just that.
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Dr. Robert Devin
Anxiety reduction for the patient is always a concern for experienced dentists. If you express a need for reducing your fear the DDS/DMD can help with an appropriate level of sedation. I find as the patient gains trust with the doctor their need for sedation need lowers significantly to where none is needed. The bottom line is your comfort during the treatment is very important for the dentist.
Dr. Jake Richards
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Your Choice

Just like any other procedure that requires local anesthesia and otherwise would be uncomfrotable for the patient.
Sedation is a great way to be relaxed and allow the provider to accomplish as many of the procedures in a little as time as possible and you have no pain or recolection of the process. It isn't required but a nice benefit.

In brief: Your Choice

Just like any other procedure that requires local anesthesia and otherwise would be uncomfrotable for the patient.
Sedation is a great way to be relaxed and allow the provider to accomplish as many of the procedures in a little as time as possible and you have no pain or recolection of the process. It isn't required but a nice benefit.
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Dr. Aaron Cook
Dentistry

In brief: Yes

Some dentists receive additional training in order to administer certain forms of light sedation for patients not wanting to receive treatment with local anesthesia or nitrous oxide alone.
Often these dentists will advertise their services on the internet, and can be found with a simple google/bing search for "sedation dentistry".

In brief: Yes

Some dentists receive additional training in order to administer certain forms of light sedation for patients not wanting to receive treatment with local anesthesia or nitrous oxide alone.
Often these dentists will advertise their services on the internet, and can be found with a simple google/bing search for "sedation dentistry".
Dr. Aaron Cook
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