Brushing your teeth at least twice a day and flossing every day are essential elements for good oral health. However, to optimize your oral health, you need to also have regular dental cleanings and exams. Even the most fastidious brushers and flossers can miss areas of the mouth, which can then build up plaque and bacteria, and raise your risk of developing tooth decay and gum disease. Dental cleanings and exams help to minimize these risks and keep your teeth and gums healthy. At Tuttle Crossing Dental Group, we understand that a visit to the dentist can sometimes be a cause for fear, one which keeps you out of the office. With sedation, we can help you to feel relaxed and comfortable, so you can get the treatment you need and keep your teeth, and gums, as healthy as possible.
What is sedation?
Sedation involves the use of specific techniques that allow you to feel completely relaxed and comfortable in the dentist's chair, no matter what your reason for apprehension. There are a few different levels of sedation:
Types of Sedation
There are several different types of sedation:
Who can benefit from sedation?
With sedation, you can stay totally relaxed throughout your entire procedure, no matter if it's a simple cleaning or a more involved procedure. You may benefit from sedation if:
Certain types of sedation are also a good option for younger children, who might be afraid of the dentist or who find it difficult to stay seated for any length of time.
We want you to be completely comfortable in the dental chair during your visit with us, whether it's an exam or something more involved. Sedation can help you relax, allowing you to get the work you need to be done to keep your mouth healthy. Call Tuttle Crossing Dental Group at (614) 973-6585 today to learn more.