Why Do People Choose Sedation for their Dental Treatment?

People choose to be sedated for dental treatments for a variety of different reasons. Sometimes it is necessary for a long and complicated procedure, but in other cases it’s more about how you feel when you see the dentist.

What is Dental Sedation?

Sedatives are medications that can make you feel calm and relaxed. Although sedation is sometimes described as sleep dentistry, the medication won’t actually make you sleep. You’ll be conscious during the treatment, but you won’t be as aware of what’s going on. Your memories will also be a bit fuzzy.

Reasons to Choose Dental Sedation

The decision to have sedation for your dental treatment is a very personal one. It will depend on the type of treatment you are having and how you feel about it. Your dentist might recommend sedation for certain procedures, but you can also have it for simpler treatments if you are feeling nervous.

The most common reasons for choosing dental sedation are:

  • Long or complex procedures: if your dental treatment is going to take some time or it will involve more difficult procedures, then it can be a good idea to consider sedation. Even if you’re usually calm at the dentist, it can be stressful to have to stay still and wait while the treatment is completed.
  • Sensitive gag reflex: if you have a strong gag reflex then it can cause problems for some kinds of dental treatment or make you feel uncomfortable. Sedation can reduce this reflex. It can prevent other kinds of movement and help with issues such as nausea or sensitive teeth too.
  • Difficulty sitting still: keeping still can be important during dental treatment, but it can be very difficult for some people. Sedation can help you to stay still and relaxed.
  • Pain management: sedation can play a role in pain management as you may feel less discomfort after the procedure. It can therefore be a good choice for complex dental treatments or if you are particularly sensitive to pain.
  • Anxiety: it’s normal to feel a bit nervous about dental treatment, especially if it will involve procedures like drilling. You might want to try other relaxation techniques first, but if these don’t help then sedation can be an effective option.
  • Dental phobia: if your fear of the dentist is preventing you from getting the care that you need, then dental sedation could be the solution. It can help you to remain calm during your examination or treatment.

If you think that dental sedation might be the right option for you, then you should ask your dentist about it. We’ll explain the risks and benefits of sedation in detail. We’ll also ensure that you know what to expect if you are sedated so that you can make an informed choice about your care.

Welcome to the New Fray’s Dental Practice Website

Frays is launching a new and improved website to keep you informed about our services and the latest developments in dental health. We’ve been providing dental care in Uxbridge for decades, but we’re always looking to the future and improving our services for you. If you’ve visited our website before then you’ll notice some big changes.

Get to Know Us Better

The new Fray’s Dental website contains all of the information that you need to get to know us. You can learn more about the dentists who will treat you and all of the services that we can provide, including dental sedation, dental risk assessments, orthodontics, and teeth implants.

We’ve created this website to keep you informed about Fray’s Dental and our approach to your care. If you’re an existing patient, then we hope you’ll get to know us a little better and find all the information you need when using our services. If you’re a new patient, then you can also find out what to expect from your first visit.

We’re especially keen to share our prevention based philosophy for dental care, which aims to ensure that you need as little work as possible on your teeth. We want your teeth and gums to stay healthy. You can learn more about dental health, prevention and treatment by exploring the website.

What’s New on Our Website?

We’ve been working hard on the new site to ensure that it has everything you need when choosing a new dentist or arranging your appointment:

  • Easier to navigate and find the pages you need
  • More information about us and our dental services
  • A bright and refreshing new style
  • Lots of easy ways to connect with us, including our social media profiles
  • Plenty of interesting and informative new content on dental health, including blogs and videos

We hope that you’ll enjoy our new website, so please take some time to look around. If you have any questions or comments about the website or our dental services, then we’re always happy to hear from you. You can get in touch through the contact form, by phone, or via our Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube accounts.