It’s estimated that nearly 30% of the population is afraid of the dentist. Additional studies have shown that up to 75% adults in the U.S. experience some degree of dental fear. This means that millions of patients across the nation are searching for a way to have their dentistry completed without the anxiety and fear that often accompanies a trip to the dentist.
At New Hampshire Center for Comprehensive Dentistry we’ve been providing anxiety-free dental care using IV sedation since 2007. And we also offer oral sedation dentistry as another safe and effective option for people with dental fear. Nationwide, over one million people have conquered that same fear using oral sedation dentistry. It’s not just a trend. It’s a new level of dental care.
How Does Oral Sedation Work?
The process for patients is simple:
We review your medical history with you
The appropriate sedation medication is chosen
You’ll likely take a single pill before arriving for your appointment
Your companion will drive you to the office
You’ll be monitored for safety and comfort during treatment
Your companion will drive you home and stay with you until fully recovered (4-10 hours)
Benefits of Treatment by Oral Sedation Dentists
Benefits of oral sedation dentistry include:
Relaxed and anxiety-free experience during dental care
Less post-operative pain and less general discomfort
Sedation dentistry not only creates a relaxing and anxiety-free experience for you, it also allows your dentist to accomplish more dentistry in a single visit—meaning you’ll return fewer times to complete your treatment. Because NHCCD is a multispecialty practice with both general dentists and specialists, patients can have complete dental care done in our office from start to finish. Root canals, crowns, extractions, implants, and periodontal (gum) work can be done safely under sedation – in fewer visits. Even hygiene care can be done using oral sedation.
The First Step Towards Sedation Dentistry
If you or some one you know has delayed treating oral pain or infection, now is the time to take advantage of the many benefits of sedation dentistry. For a single filling or restoring your entire mouth, sedation dentistry can help you achieve optimum dental health in the most comfortable way possible.
If you’re looking for oral sedation dentists in Amherst NH, call us or email to talk further about your options for anxiety-free dentistry.