Malocclusion refers to the uneven fit between your lower and upper teeth or to teeth that are overcrowded. If you have an overbite, this could have resulted from early thumb sucking or other activities that forced your upper teeth to jut over your lower teeth. On the other hand, you could have an underbite, which occurs when your lower jaw is positioned in front of your upper jaw. Malocclusion can also be hereditary in nature or a consequence of crossbite.
Sedation dentistry allows you to have a dental procedure that is pain-free, fast and relaxed. However, you shouldn't just show up for your appointment without any preparation. As a smart patient, you need to play your part to ensure the success of the procured. Here are some useful tips for the preparation:
Remove Contact Lenses
It is not advisable to wear contact lenses while under sedation; the lenses may irritate your eyes.
You want to do everything you can to take care of your teeth. If you break or knock out a tooth, it will affect both the function of your teeth and your smile. Even chipping a tooth will have negative consequences as it can lead to the quick decaying of the rest of that tooth. This is why, if you are going anywhere or doing anything that has the risk of injury (such as a contact sport), you want to make sure you are prepared in the following ways:
The dental pulp is an area in your tooth that protects your tooth's nerves. An infection in your tooth's dental pulp will also lead to inflammation in the tooth's nerves. This can be extremely painful to deal with, as it is marked by symptoms such as extreme sensitivity and intense pain. You can also suffer from an infected or inflamed tooth nerve without any pain. This can be dangerous as you will not notice the damage until a root canal is the only solution.