While the public perception of dental procedures like root canals may summon thoughts of tooth pain and uncomfortable procedures, it is thankfully untrue! The dentists of Stafford Oral Surgery take a careful and meticulous approach to each and every one of their procedures. But for patients who are still anxious about dental procedures and oral surgery, don’t worry! Stafford Oral Surgery offers sedation dentistry to create a comfortable and stress-free environment when meeting with your endodontist.
What is Sedation Dentistry?
As implied by the name, sedation dentistry utilizes medications to help patients relax during their procedures. This usually entails minimal, moderate, deep, or general anesthesia to incur differing levels of relaxation in patients. In the realm of dentistry, the anesthetic medication itself can take several forms, most often orally (with a pill), via IV drip, or with deep sedation and general anesthesia. Sedation dentistry is recommended for those who have a very sensitive tooth or teeth, have a low pain threshold, find it difficult to sit still, or have a strong gag reflex.
At Stafford Oral Surgery, our endodontists are trained and qualified to administer anesthetics to patients who feel that it would be the most effective in ensuring a pleasant and anxiety-free stay. If you require dental procedures and feel that the sedative option is right for you, contact Stafford Oral Surgery & Specialists for an exam and consultation. We can help relieve your infected tooth pain and protect your oral health!