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Dental sedation, also known as sedation dentistry or sleep dentistry, is where medication is used to help patients to relax and feel at ease when they are visiting the dentist. There are different levels of sedation, and which you’ll need will depend on the work that you need carried out and your reasons for seeking sedation.
It’s estimated that 178 million Americans are missing at least one permanent tooth and 30 percent of adults 65 and older don’t have any natural teeth left. Periodontal disease, oral trauma, and systemic conditions can all cause people to lose their natural teeth. If you’re one of the millions of people suffering from tooth loss, dental implants might be the solution for you. Dental implants provide patients of all ages with a multitude of important benefits.
If you suffer from dental anxiety or have overly sensitive teeth, you might be considering IV sedation dentistry. You’ve heard that this is a way to enjoy a stress-free dental appointment, but you still have some questions. Let’s go over what you can expect during your IV sedation dentistry appointment.
Fortunately, there is absolutely no need to tolerate the inconvenience of missing teeth. Patients now have the benefit of having several different options when it comes to the restoration of the function and appearance of their smile. Two of the most effective are dentures and dental implants. Which is right for you? Let’s have a look at both to help you make your decision.