What Is Sedation Dentistry?
Experience Comfortable Relaxation Dentistry In Midlothian VA
Sedation dentistry is a service provided by sedation dentists to help provide relaxation and calmness for patients who suffer from dental anxiety, dental phobias, and nervousness about coming into the dentist.
Being afraid to go to the dentist–especially when you need to–can be a real problem with dire consequences that can affect your oral and overall health for years to come. With sedation dentistry, we can help ease your fear, as well as help you have a pleasant and relaxing experience at White and White Dental near Richmond and Bon Air.
Sedation Dentistry Terms: Sleep Dentistry and Relaxation Dentistry
Many people refer to sedation dentistry as “relaxation dentistry”, which is pretty accurate. The goal of sedation dentists is to provide sedation techniques that provide relaxing effects, helping dental care to be more effective, safer, and more comfortable. With the three different types of sedation dentistry we provide at White and White Dental, relaxation dentistry is well within your grasp.
Although relaxation dentistry is an accurate way to describe sedation dentistry, another name that frequently gets used is “sleep dentistry”. The goal of sedation dentistry is to provide patients with the relaxation and calmness that they need, not to put them to sleep as the name sleep dentistry implies.
In fact, were sedation dentistry actually sleep dentistry it may be less effective. Because sedation dentistry allows our team to continue to communicate with you during treatment, which helps ensure that you are getting the best care possible. If you were actually asleep, it would prevent you being able to communicate your needs.
Sedation dentistry provides a number of different methods to help patients be calm and relaxed, and at White and White Dentistry we offer three different options to our patients. Have questions about sedation dentists, or about how sedation dentistry can help you get better care at White & White? Contact our team in Midlothian, VA today if you are in the area, including Richmond and Bon Air!