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Dental Anxiety & Sedation: Who is a Good Candidate for Sedation?

At The Mandeville Center for Dental Excellence, we can offer sedation for just about any treatment at our office.

Dental Anxiety & Sedation: Who is a Good Candidate for Sedation?

If you are nervous about an upcoming dental appointment in Mandeville, sedation dentistry from the Mandeville Center for Dental Excellence can keep you comfortable and help you get the treatment you need. Dr. Schof is an experienced sedation dentist, and he can provide you with gentle care to keep your mouth healthy and ensure that you have a positive dental visit.

Wondering if you’re a good candidate for sedation, or why you may want to be sedated for a dental procedure? Here are a few reasons you may want to consider sedation dentistry in Mandeville:

You have dental anxiety

The most common reason that a patient chooses to be sedated during their dental procedure is dental anxiety. It’s been estimated that about 60% of the population has dental anxiety.

Minor cases of dental anxiety may not prevent you from getting dental care, but if you are very anxious and nervous about going to the dentist, your oral health may suffer. Sedation can help you stay calm and comfortable throughout any appointment at the Mandeville Center for Dental Excellence.

You're nervous about an oral surgery or other dental procedure

Even if you don’t consider yourself to be anxious about going to the dentist, treatments like dental implant surgery, tooth extractions, or a root canal can feel intimidating. If you’re feeling nervous about an upcoming dental procedure, sedation dentistry can help you relax.

You're having multiple treatments that will take a few hours

If you are having multiple dental treatments, such as having several fillings or dental implants placed, you’ll have to sit still in the dentist’s chair for a few hours, which can be boring and uncomfortable. Sedation can help you relax and stay comfortable even during prolonged treatments.

You are very sensitive to pain or discomfort

If you have a very low pain threshold, sedation can be used alongside numbing to ensure that you do not feel any pain or discomfort throughout your procedure, and to keep you calm while you’re undergoing treatment.

You have a strong gag reflex

A strong gag reflex can make some dental treatments difficult. Placing a filling in one of your rear molars or premolars, for example, may be troublesome if you have a strong gag reflex. Sedation can help suppress this, which will keep you more comfortable and make it easier for Dr. Schof to perform quality, efficient dental works and improve your health.

You don't like needles

Almost 20% of adults have a severe fear of needles. If you are scared of needles, the idea of having your mouth numbed may be extremely intimidating and cause serious anxiety. Sedation will help you get relief from your anxiety, and ensure your mouth can be numbed properly, even if you’re afraid of needles.

Get help with these issues and more with dental sedation in our office!

At The Mandeville Center for Dental Excellence, we can offer sedation for just about any treatment at our office. Whether you have severe dental anxiety and find it hard to even come to the dentist for a cleaning, or you just want to feel more safe and comfortable during a treatment like the placement of a filling, we’re here to help. Contact us now at (985) 626-4401 schedule your appointment, or stop by our office at 240 Dalwill Dr, Mandeville, LA 70471 to learn more about sedation dentistry in Mandeville.

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