When Sedation Should Be Part of Your Dental Treatment

Dental Sedation Part of Your TreatmentThe use of safe and effective sedation has been a routine part of certain types of dental treatment for a long time. The need for it and the variety of patients who can benefit from it has grown, however, and increasingly more patients are finding that personalized sedation can help streamline treatments they might not have considered before. Today, we examine a few times when dental sedation should be considered as part of your treatment, and how it can help improve your experience and the results of your procedure.

To make root canal treatment more comfortable

Root canal treatment is a more frequently performed treatment than many others that might involve the use of dental sedation. The procedure is designed to address severe cases of tooth decay, in which the progressive infection in a tooth’s structure reaches the pulp and root canal inside of the tooth. Though the procedure itself isn’t particularly extensive, the process of accessing and cleaning the inner chambers of your tooth can be more complex than milder tooth decay treatment. To make your root canal treatment faster and more comfortable, you can ask your dentist about the advantage of using dental sedation for your treatment.

To help streamline dental implant placement surgery

When you lose a tooth or have to have one extracted, the most important thing to consider when restoring your smile is replacing the tooth with the most lifelike restoration. For many people, that means receiving a dental restoration (i.e., crown, bridge, or denture) that’s supported by one or more dental implant posts. The main advantage of dental implants is that they replace the roots of your lost teeth and mimic their support for the benefit of your restoration. Yet, placing your dental implant posts requires oral surgery, and dental sedation is often an important component of surgical treatment.

To facilitate a surgical tooth extraction procedure

Generally, tooth extraction is a simple procedure that merely involves grasping a troublesome tooth and carefully removing it (along with its root) from its socket within your dental ridge. If this isn’t possible, however, then minor oral surgery could be required to successfully remove all of the tooth’s structure, particularly from within the bone structure of your dental ridge. For example, if a wisdom tooth becomes impacted, then removing it and stopping it from causing harm to your oral structures could require surgically extracting it due to a failure to erupt. The addition of dental sedation can make your surgical tooth extraction a more comfortable process.

Find out if you should consider dental sedation

For certain, more complex treatments and procedures, the use of customized dental sedation can make the process much more comfortable and convenient. To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling the Dental Centre of Conroe in Conroe, TX, today at (936) 441-4600. We serve patients from Conroe and all neighboring communities.