8 Dental Procedures That May Require Sedation
May 19, 2019

child getting dental treatment under sedation

Keeping your teeth and gums healthy can also help your entire body stay in optimum condition. Even so, many people avoid going to the dentist as often as they should in fear that an issue will be found that needs treatment. Sedation dentistry may be an excellent option for you if you are fearful of the dentist’s chair.

These eight dental procedures may require sedation dentistry to help you stay in one position for an extended period.


Routine Dental Procedures

Patients who have extreme dental anxieties and fears can utilize dental sedation as a way of staying calm through routine dental procedures. Patients that suffer from extremely sensitive gag reflex or those with temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ) can also benefit from sedation to help open their mouth wide enough for a procedure without having to endure pain. While not all patients need sedation during a cleaning or an exam, some benefit greatly.

Wisdom Tooth Removal

Having your wisdom teeth removed is a relatively routine and straightforward procedure. Sometimes this common surgery may require more intensive work if a tooth has become impacted. It is highly likely that your dentist or oral surgeon will recommend some form of sedation before having your wisdom teeth removed.

Bone Grafting

Bone grafting is a procedure that is often necessary to improve your jaw bone before dental implant surgery or dentures. Bone from one area will be grafted onto another part of your jaw to ensure your jawbone is strong enough to handle an implant or to stay strong enough for adequately fitting dentures. Bone grafting is often part of an extended, more intense procedure so sedation may be used.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are often the right choice for patients who have lost teeth as a result of periodontal disease or an injury. Even if your jaw does not require bone grafting before your implant procedure, sedation may still be an option. Dental sedation enables you to relax and keep your mouth open for an extended period.

Root Canal

When the root of a tooth becomes infected, you will need a root canal in order to help save the tooth. A root canal procedure can be time intensive and also uncomfortable. Dental sedation can help you to get through the procedure and lessen your nerves.

Tooth Extraction

You may have to have a tooth extracted for a variety of reasons. Whether you are in need of having one tooth removed or several teeth, dental sedation can be helpful.

Jaw Surgery

Jaw surgery is often utilized as a way of correcting extreme TMJ or to fix the alignment of your jaw to help treat sleep apnea. You may have surgery on your jawbone for several reasons. Patients with longer, more invasive dental surgeries can benefit from sedation as a way to help keep their jaw open.

Emergency Dental Work

You may need emergency dentistry as the result of an injury, fall or accident. Dental emergencies are likely to leave patients extremely upset and in a great deal of pain. Sedation allows you to relax so that treatment and repairs to your mouth can be completed more efficiently.


Experience An Anxiety-Free Appointment

Everyone experiences something different when it comes to dental appointments, and no two cases of dental anxiety are precisely the same. If you find yourself needing a little extra help getting through your dental procedure, Premier Dental Center is more than happy to help you feel relaxed. To learn more about dental sedation, call Premier Dental Center today!