Reasons to Consider Sedation Dentistry

Tuesday 11, 2022 by Madeleine Colomb
Do you suffer from dental anxiety? Do you put off dental visits to avoid negative feelings? If so, you’re not alone. Many people are nervous about going to the dentist and find relief with sedation. Here’s why you should consider it for your next appointment.

Do you suffer from dental anxiety? Do you put off dental visits to avoid negative feelings? If so, you’re not alone. Many people are nervous about going to the dentist and find relief with sedation. Here’s why you should consider it for your next appointment.

Feel Better Fast

Going to the dentist is rarely a happy occasion, although some people are more reticent than others. If you’re someone who would rather be anywhere else but the dentist’s chair, know that sedation may help you feel better quickly. For one thing, a state of physical relaxation helps you ease into the appointment. With sedation, what used to seem like an eternity will be over before you know it.

Double Up Procedures

Dentist-averse patients would rather schedule separate appointments for more manageable visits. Thanks to dental sedation, that’s a thing of the past. Now you can schedule multiple procedures in a row to take care of (almost) everything at once. Cut down on your stress and dentist appointments in one fell swoop.

Help Prevent Gagging

Sometimes, patients feel anxious because of physical reactions they have at the dentist, such as gagging. As a result, their natural reflex makes them feel uncomfortable, embarrassed or even physically sick during their appointment. Opting for sedation at your next dental appointment puts your body and reflexes in a more relaxed state. For most patients, that means getting down to business without any gagging or bothersome overreactions.

Practise Preventative Dentistry

Sometimes, patients’ fear of the dentist leads them to avoid non-emergency appointments. What may begin as a coping strategy is harmful in the long run by allowing small problems to worsen. Luckily for you, opting for dental sedation lets you attend all kinds of appointments without any unnecessary anxiety. Getting back in the swing of regular dental visits can help you stay on top of your preventative dental strategy.

Bypass Other Pain

Patients may experience dental discomfort because of an unrelated medical condition or other bodily pain. If you find it difficult to sit still or lie down for very long, know that sedation could help ease your tension. While sedatives are often used to ease patients’ dental pain, they’re just as helpful at managing other types of physical discomfort during your dentist appointment.

Sedation Dentistry can help those who have a fear of the dentist to undergo dental procedures without worry

Sleep Dentistry at CAID

The Centre for Aesthetic & Implant Dentistry is a purpose-built dental and surgical facility that offers sleep dentistry under the medical supervision of specialist anaesthetists trained in anaesthesia and Intensive care. Our dental clinic is appointed with state of the art safety and monitoring equipment, along with highly experienced and caring staff to make sure you have a safe and comfortable experience.


You may have spent most of your life dreading the dentist, but sedation offers an alternative. Instead of avoiding appointments or experiencing anxiety, consider using sedatives for a smoother visit. Feel free to reach out in case of questions or to schedule your next appointment. We hope to see you soon!

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