Sedation Dentistry can be for patients who are anxious about seeing the dentist
Sedation Dentistry is a service for patients who are anxious about their dental procedures, or have the common apprehension known as dental phobia. All too often patients are putting off getting the dental care they need due to panic and stress about seeing the dentist.
Today, however, patients can undergo sedation and actually sleep through their procedure, waking up to a new beautiful smile without enduring the nerves and anxiety they may have previously had. Sedation can be administered through the use of traditional modalities of inhalation (nitrous oxide or “laughing gas”) and IVs, such as those offering a “no needle” approach that many people find more appealing and less painful.
One of the major benefits of sedation dentistry is that people often feel like their dental procedure lasts only a few minutes, when in fact it might have taken two hours to perform. Therefore, complex dental procedures such as smile makeovers or extensive rebuilding procedures that normally require multiple visits can often be performed in fewer appointments.
If you are reluctant to change the appearance of your smile because you are afraid or anxious about undergoing long or complicated dental procedures, sleep dentistry can make you feel comfortable during the treatment process and help you achieve a smile you can be proud of.
Dr Sam Romano is a dentist in Madison, NJ providing sedation dentistry for patients with a fear of the dentist, have a strong gag reflex, or simply do not like the sound of drills or painful needles.
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