We all understand dental anxiety (even your dentist herself!) – it’s difficult for anyone to face dental treatment without a little bit of trepidation. Placing your mouth in someone else’s hands makes you feel vulnerable. For some patients, this anxiety manifests as simple nerves on the drive over to an appointment; for others, it is entirely debilitating. Some even find themselves unable to bring themselves to schedule appointments, even if they’re feeling severe tooth pain. We work to ease that fear, no matter the patient’s level of dental anxiety. Read on to learn more about common forms of dental sedation and the philosophy of sedation dentistry itself.
What is Sedation Dentistry?
Sedation dentistry makes the patient’s comfort the top priority. At the same time, it doesn’t compromise the quality of treatment. After undergoing an appointment with our sedation dentist, your teeth will be restored, your smile beautiful, and your mental state completely relaxed.
Types of Dental Sedation and Dental Anesthesia
Sedation relieves anxiety, while anesthesia relieves pain. While all our patients receive anesthesia to make their appointments comfortable, those feeling fearful may also be interested in a form of sedation. A few of the most common forms of sedation and anesthesia are listed below:
If you find yourself dreading your next dental appointment, talk to your Seattle dentist about the sedation options listed above.