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2020

Your Guide to Sedation Dentistry

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Some types of dental procedures require sedation because of the pain that would otherwise be felt by the patient. Often, local anaesthetics are used for minor procedures, such as fillings, but extensive root canal work, for example, may need fuller sedation. However, this should not be confused with sedation dentistry — otherwise known as sleep dentistry — which is conducted for many different reasons. Essentially, a sleep dentist is a specialist who conducts their dental work with a fully sedated patient who would otherwise not be capable of enduring even a minor dental procedure.…

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