Is Sedation The Best Way To Deal With A Patients Fear?

Not everyone is fond of visiting the dentist and many people avoid getting the care they need because they fear dental procedures. Patients do not have a lot of options to deal with their fear and there is little a dentist can do to help, aside from providing reassurance. Sedation is another option available to patients who are scared of dental work or the dentist in general.

Some dentists argue that sedation shouldn’t be used so freely and believe it should be reserved for emergencies or specific situations that make it medically necessary. Other dentists however, believe sedation is a great way to help someone get over a fear of dental work and can improve their dental care and increase the amount of appointments and checkups they have.

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July 9th, 2015 by A Life of Smiles Team