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While many people have been avoiding trips to the dentist due to cost, some don't go to their dental health professional out of fear. These individuals may want to look into sedation dentistry, an option that has been popping up in many dental offices. WorlDental.com recently reported on this growing trend in dentistry.
According to the news source, in sedation dentistry, a dentist gives a patient medication, anesthesia or laughing gas to calm them down and reduce their pain during a dental procedure. However, this option isn't for everyone.
"People may have other things to consider when deciding to go for sedation dentistry or fear of dentist. It may be helpful to those who really fear any of the procedures but it might prove to be less effective to those who do not like to lose control over things that are happening to them," according to the information provider.
The American Dental Association states that dentists use these techniques to relax millions of patients each year. Even so, the organization recommends talking to the dentist about the risks and benefits of choosing sedation dentistry.
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