Can I use sedation dentistry simply because my dentist smells horrible? I dont know what is going on with the man. He’s never smelled bad before, but the last appointment, I thought I was going vomit. I know it isn’t the typical reason for using sedation, but it’s that or switch dentists.
It’s not unfeasable for you to use sedation dentistry for that reason. I guess it could be considered dental anxiety, just for a different reason from normal.
If he’s never smelled bad before and it has gotten that bad, you may speak to the hygienist. He may be going through something difficult that has caused him to neglect taking care of himself. He must care about his practice, or he wouldn’t keep coming.
I bet if the hygienist mentioned patients were starting to notice the smell, then he would do something about it and you wouldn’t need the added expense of sedation.
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