Benefits of Sedation Dentistry

October 28, 2019 1

It is recommended that you see your dentist twice a year. But for some people, fear overrules even the need for important dental work. Avoiding the dentist makes most dental issues even worse. 

There are some patients who show up on the day of their appointment but are so worked up with fear and anxiety that they tense up and make even a simple procedure difficult – for themselves and their dentist. At Sedation and Implant Dentistry Irvine, we spend quite a bit of time convincing new patients that we’ll do our very best to be gentle with everything we do, but it’s not always enough. Just hearing us say, “Hey, we promise we’re the good guys,” doesn’t eliminate the fear for people who are truly afraid.

Luckily, we have a solution that does work: sedation dentistry. Sedation dentistry, also called sleep dentistry, can provide even the most anxious patients with comfort and relaxation so they can address their dental concerns without pain or anxiety or tension.

Just imagine: We get you comfortable. You drift off. When you wake up again, the procedure is over. It’s simple as that. Think sedation dentistry might be a good choice for you? Take a look at the many benefits of sedation dentistry below.

Relieves stress

Sedation dentistry doesn’t just alleviate the stress and anxiety of the actual procedure. Think about the constant low-level stress that comes with every single day you put off important dental work. Once you experience how easy a visit to the dentist can be, you’ll no longer feel the need to avoid the dentist. Checking dental work off your to-do list is always a relief.


Even people who are not afraid of the dentist can feel extremely uncomfortable holding their mouths open for the time it takes the dentist to complete a procedure. Our method of “Twilight Sedation” will leave you conscious but drifting in and out of sleep. You won’t experience any kind of pain or discomfort at all.

Movement control

If you’re tense, on edge, and prone to sudden movement, your dentist will have to move slowly and with extreme care while using tools in your mouth. Sedation dentistry minimizes the tension in your body so you’re less likely to move around in ways that interrupt your dental procedure. This can also work for those with conditions that cause involuntary movement.

Time saving

Some complex dental issues require you to return to the dentist for a number of visits because it’s too difficult to stay still long enough to complete the work in one sitting. Sedation dentistry allows the dentist to perform multiple procedures in one visit. This is of great benefit for patients with tight schedules or time constraints.

Money saving

You can also save money when your dentist performs multiple procedures at once. You do pay an additional fee for the sedation, but it costs less than it would if you had to come in for more than one visit. Also, consider the money saved by not having to take additional days off work for the completion of your dental work.

Better overall experience

One thing you may not know is that when you’re tense, your dentist is tense, too. At Sedation and Implant Dentistry Irvine, we want you to be comfortable and relaxed, and when you’re not, we can’t be either. We’ll always do a good job, no matter what, and we’ll always take the best care of you, but sedation dentistry allows us to focus our full concentration on your dental work, rather than your emotional state. This means, you get a better overall experience. And so do we.

Call us

At Sedation and Implant Dentistry Irvine, we’ve been able to help hundreds of people from Orange County and beyond experience their visit to the dentist as relaxing and worry-free event. We can do the same for you. And for those with concerns about finding a ride home after your procedure, we’ll pick you up and send you home. Give us a call at (949) 424-5137 and schedule a consultation.

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