Why Sedation Dentistry is for Everyone
Dental Anxiety or Dental Phobia can make it nearly impossible to see the dentist. Between 9% and 20% of Americans avoid going to the dentist because of anxiety or fear. Not only are you not alone, it is a universal phenomenon!
We all know that going for routine dental visits is a good thing. You know it is the best way to maintain oral health yet, you hesitate and ‘forget’ to make that call to schedule your visit. Your apprehension leads to procrastination which could very possibly lead to a toothache, root canal or worse.
It isn’t the fear of “a dentist’, it is the fear of “any dentist”, no matter how cute, smart, funny, friendly or a renowned expert in the field. For some people it stems from a bad experience, possibly painful or frightening.
So, you delay your dental visit because avoidance is easier. Then, when you are in the dental chair you are so anxious that you tense up, making the experience even worse. You dread the Novocain needle, won’t open your mouth comfortably, gag on the suction and cringe at the noise.
What if you could go to a dentist who can understand the fears, traumas and difficulties people encounter in going to the dentist? Better yet, what if this dentist took the time to understand that people would benefit from some form of sedation or special anesthesia for their dental care and went for further training to be able to do this for their patients? It is called Sedation Dentistry.
Whether you have anxiety or not, a little relaxation can only help.
Sedation Dentistry is also a wonder for patients with sensory issues, autism, autoimmune, fibromyalgia, claustrophobia, and other medical or emotional issues that can make dental work difficult for them.
Our practice strives to make our patients feel safe and secure. We go out of our way to NOT stimulate any fear. Our dental treatment rooms are designed with things to the side of the patient and not over them.
Sedation Dentistry offers choices; everything from making a patient very numb through local anesthesia (Novocain), to oral sedation with a pill or an elixir, to intravenous anesthesia. It depends on the needs of the person. We listen to you, and then design a plan that will address your personal needs.
Give us a call, come on in for a consultation and learn how you can lay back and enjoy a visit to the dentist. Dr. Lee Lichtenstein and his highly trained staff offer general dentistry services as well as dental treatments that can be performed using sedation dentistry and general anesthesia techniques to make patients’ experiences more pleasant and comfortable.
723 North Beers Street
Holmdel, NJ 07733.
email us at DrLichtenstein@SleepDentistryNJ.com