If you need a lot of dental work done or if any amount of work seems like too much to think about, then a sleep dentist can help. Sedation dentistry, also known as sleep dentistry, gives you the chance to experience dental work in another way. The deepest level of relaxation available, sedation dentistry uses general anesthesia to put you under for the entirety of your visit. While under sedation, you will experience no pain and no trauma while the sleep dentist does all the work necessary to get you smiling again.
1. More Work in One Sitting
If you have cavities in different areas of your mouth, you may need local anesthesia multiple times over the course of multiple days. That’s because the trauma of multiple fillings and other extensive procedures makes it difficult to numb and treat more than one part of the mouth at a time. While under general anesthesia, a sleep dentist can get all of that work done at one time, because your entire body will be at rest. Then, once you’re done, your entire body will be ready to get back to work.
2. Restful, Non-Traumatizing Experience
If you dread the thought of getting that root canal or deep cleaning that you know you need, then sedation dentistry can help alleviate those fears. If you really need to have work done, and if you’ve been putting it off because you don’t like sitting in a dentist chair while hearing whirring drills, then consider sleep dentistry. Here’s how a visit works when under sedation. You’ll come to the office, you’ll be seated in a comfortable chair, and you’ll be put under sedation. Then, you will wake up calm and rested with all of your work completed. You don’t need to worry about the middle part, because you will be peacefully asleep during that time.
3. Easier to Contemplate Future Dental Care
Good dental health isn’t just something you do one time. Maintaining that healthy smile requires a lifetime of healthy habits, including brushing, flossing, and — of course — regular visits to the dentist. If you dread going to a dentist because of past memories of past procedures, then eventually the problem will only get worse, meaning more cavities and more dreaded procedures later. A more pleasant experience now can help lay the groundwork for more regular checkups and a healthy smile for years to come.
Would you like more information about how a sleep dentist can improve your life? For more information about your options and to schedule an appointment, contact Cascades Center for Dental Health today! We are conveniently located in Sterling, VA.