When any of us at Premier Dental & Oral Health Group in Lake Ozark discuss sedation dentistry with new patients, we usually encounter misconceptions. The purpose of this article is to de-bunk some of the most common myths.
Myth #1: With Sedation Dentistry, You Are Completely Unconscious
Some nervous dental patients are not only afraid of receiving treatment; they also fear the thought of not being in control. At Premier Dental & Oral Health Group, we offer different levels of sedation, but none of the sedation options put you completely to sleep. You are relaxed, but not totally knocked out. When we need to ask a question during the treatment, you’ll be able to hear, understand, and respond.
Myth #2: Dental Sedation Should Only Be Used For Extensive Dental Treatment
Many patients request sedation for routine exams and procedures. The most common reason for this is their dental anxiety or phobia.
Myth #3: Most Dental Insurance Companies Do Not Cover Sleep Dentistry
Some dental insurers do cover sedation. Check with your insurer for details about your dental insurance benefits.
Myth #4: Sleep Dentistry Is Still Experimental
Dentists have been safely providing sedation for many years. In fact, nitrous oxide has been used for more than a century. We meet all the requirements advised by the American Dental Association. Millions of Americans have safely received sedation for dental treatment.
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