If going to the dentist regularly to get the check-ups and dental work you need is a major challenge in your life, there is a lot that sedation dentistry can do for you. Healthy oral hygiene is essential for good overall health. It has been proven that bad oral health is the cause of some serious as well as common health problems such as:
- Cardiovascular disease
- Respiratory infections
These problems and many more can be minimized if you maintain good oral health. One essential factor is regular visits to the dentist. You may brush and floss perfectly, but there are some things only a professional cleaning and examination can do. For example, it may not be possible to remove all of the plaque on your teeth every day. The plaque that is not removed turns to tartar, which can only be removed by a professional cleaning. If it is not removed, it may cause gum disease.
What Is Sedation Dentistry?
Just as the name suggests, your child is sedated during their dental procedures. They will be in a relaxed and calm state throughout the visit. Whichever type of sedation they require, we will also use a local anesthetic just as we do with every patient.
Reasons to Choose Sedation Dentistry
Fear of dental work is the main reason for taking advantage of sedation dentistry. However, even if your child doesn’t have fear, there are other reasons it may be a good option. When they are sedated, our dentist can perform many operations during one visit. This is very beneficial if they need extensive work or some cosmetic procedures. If you have a busy work or home schedule and don’t have time for multiple visits, sedation dentistry may be the answer.
When your child is relaxed in the chair, we can work more efficiently and quickly because they are not constantly moving around. This is especially important if they have a strong gag reflex or are extra sensitive to pain. Sedation dentistry may be a good option for children who refuse to visit the dentist. Our specialists are trained and qualified to administer all levels of sedation.
If visiting the dentist makes your child nervous and anxious, they may be a good candidate for sedation dentistry. Whatever the reason is, the professionals at Ashburn Children’s Dentistry are ready to help. We are conveniently located in Ashburn, VA. Contact us today to schedule your appointment!