How do I know if sleep dentistry is right for me?

Sleep dentistry is commonly used for patients with high dental anxiety that prevents him or her from visiting the dentist. However, it can also be beneficial for a number of other reasons, including:

  • Low pain threshold
  • Sensitive gag reflex
  • Extensive work
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Difficulty getting numb
  • Fear of needles
  • Young children unable to cooperate

Neglecting your oral health can have serious implications on your overall well-being. If fear or anxiety is preventing you from visiting the dentist it’s important to know that you have options. However, while sleep dentistry is a viable solution for many patients, it also may not work for everyone due to patient factors. Consulting a dental anesthesia specialist who is trained for all types of sedation including general anesthesia is one way to determine what treatment is right for you.