December 18, 2016
It’s almost the end of the year, and while most people are thinking about their New Year’s Resolutions for 2017, you’re still stuck on yours from 2016. You told yourself that you were finally going to take care of your teeth and go to the dentist. It’s amazing how fast 12 months has flown by. It’s always been at the back of your mind, but you never could make yourself pick up the phone because the thought always carried a twinge of anxiety. Many people have this feeling, and Dr. Edward Dougherty, your sedation dentist in Ocean City, knows exactly how to take care of it. You can finally get to the dentist’s office and not have to worry. In fact, you may just sleep through your entire appointment.
Anxiety-Free Dental Care
How is this possible? It’s all because of the wonders of sedation dentistry in Ocean City. It allows Dr. Dougherty to treat even the most nervous patients with relative ease. Sedation techniques have gotten more sophisticated over the years, enabling you to get more care with less stress.
First and foremost, sedation numbs you to any pain you might feel during a procedure. This is the number one reason most people avoid going to the dentist, and it often can be taken care of in a matter of minutes. Many people don’t believe it until they get up from the table having barely felt anything at all.
Of course, anxiety is just as much mental as it is physical. Sedation helps this as well by calming those voices in your head. It can’t completely eliminate those anxious thoughts, but it makes it much easier for you to handle them. Plus, since you won’t be feeling any pain, it will be much simpler for you to completely ignore them.
How We Take the Fear Out Of Dentistry
At Delmarva Sedation Dentistry, we realize there is no “one-size-fits-all” treatment. Every person that comes into our office has different needs, which is why we offer a variety of sedation techniques to help them.
Nitrous Oxide: Better known as “laughing gas,” this is our lightest form of sedation, and is typically used during standard check-ups and cleanings. It relaxes you in minutes, and wears off almost instantly, helping many people get their basic dental care.
Oral Sedation: For more involved procedures, we may prescribe you medication to take the day of your treatment. We’ll make sure that you’ll be sedated by the time you reach the office, and you’ll be amazed at how fast your appointment will fly by.
IV Sedation: This is our deepest, fastest acting form of sedation. Most patients have no memory of their appointment afterward, and many sleep right through it. It allows your doctor to adjust your sedation level during the procedure, assuring that you’ll be perfectly comfortable at all times.
Come Get Your Smile
Now that you know that you’ll be completely taken care of, mentally and physically, doesn’t it seem much simpler to pick up the phone and make an appointment? You still have time before the end of the year to get the smile you’ve always wanted. Whether it’s been 6 months or 6 years since you last visited the dentist, we know we’ll be able to give you the kind of experience that will make coming back so much easier.
If you’d like to know more about how sedation dentistry works or want to schedule an appointment today, please give us a call.
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