Who Can Benefit From Sedation Dentistry?
For years, sedation dentistry (also called sleep dentistry) has been helping our patients who suffer from dental phobias feel more comfortable and relaxed during their dental procedures. But sedation dentistry isn't reserved just for people who are anxious about visiting the dentist.
Our experienced Seattle Sedation dentists can help patients with a wide range of issues find more comfort during their dental procedures with mild to moderate sedation.
Ideal Candidates for Sedation
Sedation dentistry is appropriate for people who suffer from diverse issues such as:
Sedation dentistry can benefit patients who, for any reason, may have difficulty remaining still and relaxed during a procedure. It is also beneficial for patients who would like to undergo several procedures during one office visit.
Sedation dentistry is available in mild forms such as nitrous oxide, which leaves you feeling relaxed while still conscious. We also offer oral sedation for patients who need slightly stronger levels of sedation to help overcome their dental anxiety. Our Cooley Smiles dentists take special care to take all of your concerns, fears, and needs into account, and they will work with you on an individual basis to ensure your procedure is as stress free as possible.
Sedation dentistry is not an ideal solution for everyone. Our Cooley Smiles dentists may recommend that you forgo sedation if you suffer from certain medical conditions, are taking prescription medication, or are over 65. We will take your entire medical history into account before suggesting sedation, keeping your safety and comfort as our top priorities.
While sedation dentistry is beneficial for most healthy adults, it may not be suitable for children. To help children overcome fears associated with dental visits, we recommend you bring your child in for biannual exams and cleanings. During these cleanings, our children's dentists will help ease any anxiety they may be experiencing.
If you believe you could benefit from sedation dentistry in or around Seattle or Bellevue, Washington, please contact the sedation dentists at Cooley Smiles today to schedule an initial evaluation.