Reasons You May Benefit from Sedation Dentistry

Dr. Julie Kardon, an experienced sedation dentist, cares about your comfort as much as she cares about the quality of your treatment. That is one reason why TLC Dental Center in Cherry Hills, NJ offers oral conscious sedation.

Sedation dentistry has been incorporated into our practice because we desire to deliver comfortable dental care for all of our patients. We do not want dental phobias to stand between you and a healthy smile. During your visit, you will enjoy a warm, relaxing, and welcoming environment.

If you are wondering if oral conscious sedation is right for you, this overview describes candidates for sedation dentistry.

Who is a Candidate for Sedation Dentistry?

Individuals with Dental Phobia

Upwards of 20 percent of adults in the United States avoid dental procedures due to dental phobia. Dental phobia goes beyond anxiety. Many individuals may be apprehensive about undergoing medical treatments. Dental phobia causes these patients to become panic-stricken and terrified. If you actively think about postponing or canceling dental treatments, you may be a great candidate for sedation dentistry. If you believe that you have this condition, please let us know. Many of our patients suffer from dental phobia. We will listen to your concerns with compassion and care.

Patients Who are Undergoing Lengthy Procedures

Are you undergoing a lengthy procedure at our Cherry Hill office? Some patients find sitting still for an hour or longer with their mouth open to be uncomfortable. Sedation dentistry not only allows you to be comfortable throughout the procedure, it can help time appear to pass more quickly. Another benefit comes from the fact that Dr. Kardon will be able to work more quickly and efficiently when you are fully rested and comfortable.  

Individuals Who Have Difficulty Sitting Still

If you have trouble sitting still, you are not alone. Individuals with Restless Leg Syndrome have difficulty sitting still. Many patients with this condition describe an irresistible urge to move their legs. Certain medical conditions, medications, or simply aching legs and back muscles can leave our patients uncomfortable or even in distress after several minutes of sitting still. Sedation addresses these symptoms by placing the patient’s mind and body at ease. Without sedation, excessive fidgeting can extend the length of a procedure.

Patients with Low Pain Thresholds

We are all built differently with differing levels of pain tolerance. Some individuals can stub their toe without wincing while others immediately grab their foot until the throbbing ends. Adults generally know if they have a low pain tolerance threshold. During your consultation at our Cherry Hill office, be sure to tell Dr. Kardon if you are highly sensitive to pain. Many of our patients express low pain tolerances. Sedation dentistry, along with local anesthesia, can ensure that your visit is comfortable and pain-free.

Contact an Experienced Sedation Dentist Today

Are you interested in learning more about the benefits of oral sedation? Contact a team member at (856) 667-1001. TLC Dental Center has been serving the Cherry Hill, NJ community for over 15 years. We can help you experience a relaxed and pain-free dental procedure using sedation dentistry.