While the use of a local anesthetic to prevent pain is sufficient for many dental patients, sedation or general anesthesia may be appropriate to ensure the safe, efficient and competent delivery of dental procedures.
Sedation or general anesthesia is determined on a case-by-case basis and may be recommended for patients that:
Experience high anxiety due to fear or low tolerance to pain - it can help to prevent or address dental phobias (fear of the dentist);
Have an allergy to local aesthetic or for whom local anesthetic is not effective in pain control;
Require complex or invasive dental procedures, or dental procedures that would otherwise require multiple visits if performed without sedation;
Experience a choking sensation (an exaggerated gag reflex), or have difficulty opening their mouth for a sustained period of time;
Are unable to remain still during the dental treatment (due to a mental or physical disability);
Are medically compromised or have special health care requirements.
Any decision regarding sedatives is based on an individual assessment and discussion with your dentist. Also, learn more about the use of sedation and general anesthesia in treating children.
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2045 N. Franklin Street, Condo E Christiansburg, VA 24073
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