When Your Dentist Might Suggest Sedation

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Advanced dentistry isn’t just about technology and lifelike dental materials, but also a better understanding of patients’ dental health and the factors that contribute to it. For instance, things that aren’t directly tied to dental health, like heightened anxiety or fear, can interfere with patients’ dental hygiene and preventive dental care routines. For such cases, dentists have long relied on the help of dental sedation to help patients relax and receive the care they need. However, even if you aren’t anxious or fearful, you might still benefit from sedation, depending on the specific procedure you’re going to receive.

Complex tooth extractions

Situations that call for complex or surgical tooth extraction, like impacted wisdom teeth, are often addressed with the assistance of dental sedation. Unlike simple extraction, complex and surgical treatments involve carefully accessing tooth structure that is stuck underneath the gums or within the jawbone. The right level of sedation can help you relax enough for your dentist to complete the procedure faster and with more optimal results.

Dental implant procedures

Much like extracting a complicated tooth, implanting a dental implant post also requires more extensive treatment than usual. Surgically placing your dental implant posts is a highly precise and delicate procedure, and helping you remain calm and still longer with sedation helps ensure a successfully procedure.

Full-mouth reconstruction

Full-mouth reconstruction involves fully optimizing every aspect of your oral health, from your smile’s appearance to the health and function of each tooth. If you require a comprehensive reconstructive plan, then sedation may be involved so that your dentist can accomplish more during each step of your treatment plan.

Learn if Sedation Can Improve Your Dental Treatment

With the right level of sedation, these and many other dental treatments can be performed faster and with significantly more comfort. To learn more, schedule an appointment with your dentist by calling Keelan Dental in Butler, PA, at (724) 256-4612. Our Smile Certified experts happily serve patients from Butler, Cranberry Township, Mars, Pittsburgh, Butler County, and all surrounding communities.