People who will benefit from sedation dentistry include those with:
- Fear of dental treatment
- Difficulty getting numb
- Sensitive gag reflex
- Schedule restrictions that make it necessary to get more done in fewer visits
If you have one or more of these conditions, then a sedation dentist might be able to help you.
Is sedation dentistry safe for you? Most likely. Sedation dentistry has been carefully developed for decades to use highly tested medications that are minimally intrusive on the body’s chemistry. However, there are a few possible concerns that include:
- Respiratory or cardiovascular problems
- Allergy to medications used
- Interaction with other drugs you are taking
To ensure you have the safest possible experience, make sure you tell your sedation dentist if you have heart or respiratory problems, have had any adverse reactions to medications, or are taking any medications.
The only way to know for sure whether you are a candidate for sedation dentistry is to talk to a sedation dentist. In the Fairfax, Virginia area, please contact Dr. Pamela Marzban today for a consultation.