When you think of sedation, you typically imagine major surgery. What many people do not realize is that they may be a candidate for sedation dentistry services from a periodontist in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Sedation has many benefits and eases the anxiety surrounding dental appointments for many people.
It Eases Anxiety and Fear
Everyone jokes that they are afraid of the dentist but many people can work through that fear to handle their appointments. However, up to 20 percent of the population has a legitimate fear of dental appointments that makes it hard for them to even make one. Our periodontists, Dr. Tom McCawley and Dr. Mark McCawley, provide sedation services to ensure more people can receive the care they need without fear or even any bad memories of the procedure.
It Allows the Doctor to Work More Quickly
Even when you know you must be still and quiet for the dentist, it can be tempting to move your head or even to try to speak. When you are sedated, your doctor does not need to worry about giving you time to readjust and will be able to work faster. This means you will be in and out of the office much faster.
It Is Safer for Some Patients
Sometimes, patients have mental or physical disabilities that make it nearly impossible for them to sit still for a dental appointment. Ailments such as Parkinson’s disease and Tourette’s Syndrome can cause uncontrollable shaking or twitching that makes it impossible for a patient to sit completely still. Some patients have developmental delays that make it difficult to understand if they need to sit still. Sedation dentistry makes it easier for our periodontists to work while ensuring the safety of the patient.
Sedation dentistry is not an option for everyone, but it may work for your situation. To learn more, contact us at McCawley Center for Laser Periodontics and Implants.