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These days, it seems like there’s no shortage of new, interesting dental procedures available. One that’s getting used more and more often is sedation dentistry. This is still a procedure that not everyone knows a whole lot about.

Today, we’re going to walk you through what sedation dentistry entails, and why you may want to consider using it during your next visit with a dentist.

What is it?
As its name implies, sedation dentistry is merely any dental procedure performed on a patient who’s been sedated. Dr. Pamela Crumrine might recommend that you consider sedation dentistry if you’re particularly anxious about an appointment, or if there’s going to be some discomfort involved in the procedure.

How does it work?
Our practice is pleased to provide a unique, computerized local anesthesia system called a CompuDent®. With CompuDent, we can offer our patients a pain-free, efficient delivery of anesthesia to help you relax and feel comfortable during your treatment.

When do I need it?
You can ask any of us here at Pamela Crumrine DDS in Beaver, Pennsylvania, when we’d recommend sedation dentistry. Generally, we will tell you it’s a good idea if you’ve expressed, or shown signs of, anxiety surrounding dental procedures before.

If you want to learn more, or need to make an appointment, give us a call today at 724-775-4860. We can’t wait to be of service to you!