Who Should Consider Sedation Dentistry?

Optimal oral health requires professional dental care. The American Dental Association recommends visiting the dentist every six months for routine cleanings and examinations. Maintaining these biannual visits helps prevent serious oral health concerns, such as gum disease, while also helping to keep the teeth bright and attractive. 

People who avoid routine dental care out of fear of emotional or physical discomfort should seriously consider sedation dentistry. Many oral health problems start small but can result in major issues like chronic pain and tooth loss, if not properly addressed. Routine visits are a primary defense against these larger and more worrisome issues.

Discomforts Addressed Through Dental Sedation

Dental phobia, a catch-all term for any emotional discomfort caused by dental visits, is one of the most compelling reasons to consider sedation. Increased anxiety, nervousness, or outright fear at the thought of dental treatment can be completely quelled through the sedation services offered at our Greenville office. Our calm, welcoming, clean, and comfortable environment further assists in reducing patient fears, and our personable staff and professional dentists take every measure to ensure that each patient is comfortable, safe, and properly cared for at all times.

But it is not just fear or anxiety that dental sedation can address. It can also be of great benefit for patients who have:

  • Tooth Sensitivity
  • Heightened Gag Reflexes
  • A High Tolerance for Pain Medications
  • Neuromuscular Dental Problems
  • The Need for Multiple Treatments or a Longer Procedure

At Wood Creek Dental, we offer IV sedation that is administered and managed by a trained CRNA (Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist), ensuring optimal patient comfort and safety. Unlike nitrous oxide or conscious oral sedation, IV sedation is complete, allowing patients to remain comfortable from start to finish. It is required that you arrange for a ride home if you are undergoing sedation, as it can take up to 24 hours to fully recover from this type of sedative.

Interested in Learning More?

To find out if dental sedation is a good fit for your needs, please call Wood Creek Dental in Greenville at 864-288-5300 today.


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