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Sedation Dentistry in
Hillsboro, Oregon

Sedation dentistry is more common than you may think. If you need to be sedated for a dental procedure in Hillsboro, Oregon, or the surrounding area, contact Today's Dental to learn more about our sedation dentistry services.

Sedation Dentistry in Hillsboro, OR

Sedation Dentistry at Today's Dental in Hillsboro, Oregon

Sedation dentistry is a very common practice. People need to be sedated for a wide number of procedures for various reasons. Although the idea of being sedated may seem scary, it doesn’t have to be. Sedation is a necessary part of many dental procedures. Many forms of sedation are used in dental practices and are designed to make you comfortable during treatment.

What Is Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentistry is the practice of using medications during a dental procedure to relax the patient and make them more comfortable. There are multiple types of sedation:

  • Laughing Gas: The most common form of sedation and the one we offer to our patients. It is safe for children and patients with special need.
  • Oral Sedation: A sedation method given in liquid or pill form.
  • IV Sedation: The second most common form of sedation used in dentistry.
  • General Sedation: Medications used to put the patient to sleep during a procedure.

There are many reasons aside from anxiety that a patient might need any form of sedation during a dental procedure. Although anxiety is the most common reason why people avoid dental care, a large number of patients experience other negative issues that impact how often they see a dentist. Some of these issues include:

  • Bad gag reflex
  • Jaw muscles not allowing the jaw to open enough for the dentist to perform an exam or procedure properly
  • Local anesthetics are not strong enough for some people

Whatever the reason may be, sedation dentistry is a great option for many patients. If you think this is a good option for you, call us at Today's Dental (503) 567-8802 .

What Are the Benefits of Sedation Dentistry?

Now that you know why sedation dentistry is necessary for a lot of patients, let's discuss the benefits that come with it. It’s important to keep in mind that the benefits vary from person to person. These benefits include:

  • Comfort
  • Anxiety relief
  • Give the dentist the ability to perform multiple procedures at once
  • A great option for special needs patients
  • Allows the dentist to work faster

Many of these benefits are the main reason why patients seek a dental practice that offers sedation dentistry. Call us today to learn more or to find out if sedation dentistry will help you.

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