If you struggle with fear of the dentist’s office, you’re not alone. In fact, thousands of people each year suffer from some level of dental anxiety, causing them to postpone treatments, cleanings, and regular checkups. This is why many dental practices are offering sedation dentistry as an option. At the Dental Centres, we’re proud to offer top-notch sedation dental treatments. No matter how severe your anxiety, The Dental Centres can help you relax during your treatment. In this post, we’ll take a look at some of the benefits of sedation dentistry.
While comfort may not be the first word you associate with a dental treatment, many people who opt for sedation dentistry find they experience less discomfort and pain during the procedure. For individuals with pre-existing jaw conditions, keeping their mouth wide open during the procedure may be painful and difficult. Sedation dentistry relaxes the jaw muscles, making it easier to keep the mouth open for an extended period of time.
Reduction of Gag Reflex
Since sedation dentistry relaxes your muscles, it also reduces the severity and sensitivity of your gag reflex. This makes it possible for your dentist to work on your back molars without triggering a gagging fit.
More Thorough Treatment
When you’re nervous in the dental chair, it can be difficult for your dentist to work as thoroughly as they would like. Anxiety has a way of making you fight the treatment, even though you know it’s necessary. When you’re under sedation and relaxed, your dentist can work without worrying about you tensing up, making the treatment more efficient and reducing the likelihood of having to split the procedure into multiple appointments.
The Dental Centres is proud to be your trusted dentist in Toronto. Whether you’re looking for cosmetic dentistry, or need a chipped tooth repaired after a sports accident, Dr. Nanji and the staff at the Dental Centres is here to help. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.