Benefits of Sedation Dentistry

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Benefits of Sedation Dentistry

Benefits of Sedation Dentistry

One of the biggest benefits of sedation dentistry is that it leads to better oral health. This is because it eliminates the barriers that keep some people from seeing a dentist … like fear of the procedures, anxiety and stress over seeing a dentist, and sensitivity that makes even the gentlest cleaning painful.

Sedation Dentistry is sometimes called Relaxation Dentistry. The term refers to the way dentists manage pain and anxiety during dental appointments.


Sedation dentistry is performed while the patient is in a state of conscious sedation. Unlike General Anesthesia where a patient is completely unconscious, asleep, and unable to respond, patients under Conscious Sedation are able to respond to commands and breathe on their own.

Sedation is produced by a combination of medicines to help you relax (sedatives) and to block pain (anesthetics) during a medical or dental procedure.

These benefits of Sedation Dentistry — being relaxed and pain-free — are typically why patients choose this type of dental treatment.


When the patient is relaxed, the dentist and their staff are able to more fully focus on the procedure without the added concern of making the patient more stressed or anxious.

From the patient’s perspective, being relaxed can make long procedures seem shorter. Some patients even report feeling rested after Sedation Dentistry.

Pain Management

Pain management is another of the benefits of Sedation Dentistry. While in a state of conscious sedation, patients don’t have to feel the discomfort and pain of sensitive teeth and gums.

With the patient’s pain managed, dental treatments and procedures can be completed more quickly … sometimes allowing lengthy procedures to be completed in a single visit and eliminating the need for multiple appointments.

Your Local Choice for Sedation Dentistry in Fresno and Clovis

Dr. Lovik Mirzaeian offers sedation dentistry for patients who request it. Contact us today for more information on the benefits of Sedation Dentistry or to schedule your appointment.