18 Jul

The pros and cons of sedation dentistry from London dentist

There are many people who are apprehensive about receiving dental treatment in the UK. This can often get in the way of receiving very necessary dental treatment and cause a whole series of future dental concerns that could lead to pain and even losing teeth. Sedation dentistry is the practice of administering dental treatment to patients who have been put to sleep in order to lessen the anxiety they may feel prior to treatment.
There are advantages and disadvantages to having sedation dentistry and it is important that you are aware of these before choosing the treatment. There are various levels of sedation that can be employed depending on the individual circumstances faced by each patient.
Sedation dentistry is most useful for three types of groups of people. Firstly, there are those patients who are very nervous or anxious about dental treatment. There are also those patients who may suffer from various medical conditions that can make dental treatment very difficult or even impossible. This includes conditions such as Parkinsons. It is also very useful for patients who may be young or have disabilities which makes it very difficult for them to sit still while procedures are being carried out.
Sedation dentistry from London dentists can be more expensive than regular treatment because it usually has to be carried out in a hospital setting because of the equipment necessary. There are also health risks associated with general anaesthetic especially for patients who smoke or suffer from health conditions such as high blood pressure. Talk to your dentist to find out more about sedation dentistry and to find out if you are a suitable candidate.