Posted: January 15, 2013
Many people have such a fear of going to the dentist and getting any work done that they let their oral health deteriorate rather the face their anxiety.
For people with extreme fear of the dentist, sedation dentistry may be the answer to their oral health needs. The experienced Hoboken dentists at Frank R. DePaola DDS & Associates are proud to offer sedation dentistry for patients who experience dental anxiety.
Sedation dentistry typically entails the use of an oral sedative to help calm a patient and allow them to relax before and during dental procedures. There are three levels of sedation: minimal, moderate, and deep. Which level of sedation dentistry a given patient receives is determined by a number of factors. There are also several different ways the sedative medication can be applied.
Sedation dentistry can also be beneficial to patients who require multiple dental procedures in a single visit, patients who suffer from teeth sensitivity and patients who have overactive tongues that can interfere with otherwise routine dental procedures. Although sedation dentistry is safe and effective for most patients, there are some medications and medical conditions that may prevent sedation dentistry from being right for you.
Please schedule your personal consultation to learn if sedation dentistry is the best choice for you.
To learn more about sedation dentistry, please contact Frank R. DePaola DDS & Associates. We welcome patients from the Hoboken, Jersey City and Newark, New Jersey, areas.