Sedation dentistry is now widely available in many dental practices and is making it possible for everyone to access the dental care that they need and deserve. To help you understand a little more, here are some of the top benefits of sedation dentistry and what they mean for patients.
Cavities are easily the most common dental problem that we suffer from. They occur when the bacteria in our mouths interact with sugars in the foods and drinks we consume and produce acid. This acid is strong enough to erode the enamel of our teeth, which is the hardest substance in our body. If we don’t clean our teeth regularly, the acid has a chance to keep working away at eroding this enamel to reveal the more sensitive, inner layers of the tooth. This is known as tooth decay and often appears as a dark spot on our tooth before turning into a hole. Once the sensitive inner layers of the tooth are exposed, it is normal to experience a toothache that worsens as the level of decay increases. Fortunately, there is a fairly simple treatment – a filling.