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If you have trouble keeping your mouth open during dental visits – for short or long periods of time – sedation can help.
We’re some of the few dental offices in the Phoenix area to offer all 3 levels of sedation for dentistry:
You may have a hard time keeping your mouth open during certain types of dental procedures, because of one or more of the following conditions:
Strong Gag Reflex ~ Sedation Helps
If you have an overactive gag reflex, this isn’t something that you can control. The gag reflex is your body’s protective mechanism, but in some people, it’s easily triggered. With a sensitive gag reflex, it can be difficult to undergo a variety of dental treatments, particularly those that require work in the back of your mouth. Laughing gas can relax you enough to tolerate treatment. If that isn’t enough, we also have the options of oral sedation and IV sedation.
TMJ Disorder ~ Sedation Helps
If you have TMJ pain or a TMJ disorder on your left side, right side, or both, keeping your mouth open can be painful. The TMJ is the joint that connects your lower and upper jaw. For some people, their TMJ can get out of alignment, click, or feel sore. Long dental procedures can be especially hard to tolerate, but sedation can be the answer. Laughing gas, oral sedation, and IV sedation can help with TMJ problems.
Anxiety Or Fear ~ Sedation Can Help
If you don’t like to be touched, have a fear of choking, are self-conscious about having your mouth open, or are sensitive in general, sedation can help. Laughing gas might be enough to relax you and mitigate your dental fears and anxiety, but if not, we always have the option of oral sedation and IV sedation.
Long Dental Appointments ~ Sedation Can Help
Sedation can also come in handy if you want to get several dental treatments completed at once, in a single visit. It can be hard to keep your mouth open for more than an hour or so at a time, but sedation can make 2-4 hour dental appointments seem like a breeze!
For information on how sedation dentistry can help if you have trouble keeping your mouth open, or to schedule a free consultation or appointment, please call us:
Mesa - Modern Dentistry East Valley, near S. Stapley Dr and E. Baseline Rd., (480) 359-3827
Please Note: Our dental offices are in Mesa, AZ just east of the Phoenix metro area. We accept most dental insurance plans and are in network, as preferred providers, for most major companies.