In the medical world, there always seems to be some new “miracle” drug or cure that promises to help alleviate previously debilitating symptoms. That attitude has made some people skeptical of sedation dentistry, but the opposite is, in fact, true. Sedation dentistry is the best way for people suffering from severe dental anxiety to get the dental health care they desperately need.
What is it?
Sedation dentistry is a straightforward procedure that involves the use of four different sedatives to help calm you down during your visit with Dr. Anthony Foster. The sedatives range in power from simple nitrous oxide (laughing gas) to general anesthesia, and they’re administered depending on the level of your anxiety and the procedures you’ll be undergoing. For example, you likely won’t need general anesthesia if you’re only going in for a cleaning.
Is it safe?
The American Dental Association has recognized the practice of sedation dentistry not only as safe, but incredibly beneficial to your oral health, as well. For those of you who haven’t visited the dentist in years due to anxiety, sedation dentistry finally offers a way for you to get the oral health care you need without the stress you’ve experienced in the past.
Don’t put off your treatment any longer. Call us today at 718-673-8060 to schedule your next appointment at Foster Dental so you can see what sedation dentistry can do for you.