Should You Choose Sedation Dentistry


Anyone can benefit from sedation dentistry. It makes dental work a more comfortable and pleasant experience. For some of our patients, sedation dentistry is what makes dental procedures possible. Certain physical conditions make sitting through dental work difficult or impossible, and sedation dentistry can be the solution. It can also be the way to tolerate the dentist’s chair if you are fearful of dental settings and dental work.

Those Who Can Benefit Most from Sedation Dentistry

If any of the following describe you, sedation dentistry may be the solution:

  • Avoid or put off seeing the dentist due to fear or anxiety
  • Extremely fearful of dental work
  • Have had a traumatic experience at the dentist’s office in the past
  • Have a phobia of the sounds, smells, or tastes associated with dental work
  • Afraid of needles
  • Strong gag reflex
  • Resistant to numbing
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Sensitive teeth
  • It is painful or impossible to keep your mouth open for extended periods of time
  • Have temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ/TMD)
  • Have a physical condition which affects your ability to control your movements, such as Parkinson’s disease or cerebral palsy
  • Have back problems, neck problems, or other physical limitations which make it very uncomfortable to lie in the chair for procedures
  • Need complex or extensive procedures
  • Want to have multiple procedures in one office visit

If you find yourself outing off dental work, or if just thinking about it gives you anxiety, sedation dentistry can be your pathway to good oral health.  Talk to Dr. Patel about your sedation dentistry options.  You deserve to have a better dental experience and to get the best possible results. You do not need to suffer for healthy, beautiful teeth and gums. Dr. Patel uses sedation dentistry techniques in our New Hampshire office to help patients move past phobias and build positive memories so that they are motivated to maintain their dental health in the years to come.