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July 23, 2015

Don’t Fear the Dentist – Try the Experts in Oral Sedation, Delmarva Sedation Dentistry

Sedation dentistry can help you stay relaxed.There are people out there that are afraid of the dentist. That’s okay, a lot of people are. It’s a real condition known as dental phobia, and there are millions of patients that suffer from this ailment. It’s no laughing matter. Some cases are so severe that some people refuse treatment just because they’re that afraid of receiving treatment. We understand that the sight and sound of a dental drill can drive some people to madness, but it isn’t a negative machine. We use it to keep people’s smiles looking and feeling their best. At our office in Ocean City, MD, we care about how comfortable you are during a dental procedure. Our sedation dentistry services can leave you feeling comfortable throughout a dental procedure with no anxiety to speak of. We don’t want you forgoing treatment simply because you’re too nervous for an appointment. Untreated infections or other diseases can wreak havoc on your oral health to where future procedures may be costly. Don’t let any infections fall by the wayside — get them treated with the help of our sedation dentistry services.
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November 15, 2014

Overcome Anxiety with Sedation Dentistry

178181334Have you let dental fears keep you from getting the dental care you need? If you’re suffering from tooth pain and sensitivity because you’re too afraid to see the dentist, Sedation Dentistry can help. Sedation Dentistry practices provide anxiety relieving solutions to patients who are apprehensive about dental work. The truth is, everyone needs to see the dentist to keep their teeth healthy and their smile bright. Don’t put off the dental check up you need any longer. Make an appointment with Dr. Dougherty at Delmarva Sedation Dentistry today. Dr. Dougherty can provide comprehensive dental care using the latest IV, oral conscious, and inhalation sedation techniques. Dr. Dougherty proudly serves patients throughout the entire Delmarva Peninsula, including Bethany Beach, Selbyville, Rehoboth, Fenwick, Ocean Pines, Salisbury, and Berlin from his West Ocean City dental office.

What Are Your Sedation Dentistry Options?

  • Oral Conscious Sedation: The dentist can prescribe an anti- anxiety medication to be taken the night before or an hour before your appointment begins. Though you will be awake and responsive, you will be completely relaxed and free of apprehension or fear of the procedure.
  • IV Sedation: Delmarva Sedation Dentistry can also offer intravenous sedation as well. IV sedation is much like oral conscious sedation except that the medication is administered intravenously. This allows the sedative to take effect much faster and also gives the dentist more control over the level of sedation. You will be completely relaxed and may even be able to drift off to sleep during the procedure.
  • Nitrous Oxide Sedation: If you prefer a method that will not cause post procedure drowsiness, then nitrous oxide sedation may be your preferred sedation method. With this option, you will gently inhale nitrous oxide through a small mask covering your nose during the procedure. The gas will produce a sedated feeling of euphoria throughout your treatment. However, the effects of the gas will subside completely a few minutes after removing the mask.

Sedation Dentistry Appointments in Delmarva

Don’t allow your dental fear or phobia to rob you of your good oral health. Make an appointment with the compassionate and caring Delmarva Sedation Dentistry today. Dr. Dougherty is committed to your safety, comfort, and good oral health. Delmarva Sedation Dentistry proudly restores smiles with Sedation Dentistry throughout the entire Delmarva Peninsula, including Bethany Beach, Selbyville, Rehoboth, Fenwick, Ocean Pines, Salisbury, and Berlin from his West Ocean City dental office.

April 27, 2011

Smiles Receive the Care They Need at Delmarva Sedation Dentistry

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Your smile is more important that you think! Did you know that a healthy mouth contributes to a better quality of life? It’s true! Problems such as gum disease can raise your risk for conditions like heart attack, stroke, and memory loss. Dental issues can arise and intensify quickly, turning into painful disease and making daily life difficult.

The Importance of Routine Dental Care

Anxiety about dental appointments is actually quite common. At Delmarva Sedation Dentistry, we understand that even routine visits can make some patients feel apprehensive. Don’t let fear stop you from seeking the dental care you need. Issues that start out small can wreak havoc on your teeth and gums if not caught early.

Sedation Dentistry Helps Patients Achieve Oral Health Goals

Even if you have trouble walking through the door of our Ocean City dental practice, Dr. Dougherty can provide you with safe, effective oral or IV sedation, easing you into your visit. Before your appointment, you’ll meet with Dr. Dougherty to discuss what makes you anxious and how serious it is. Depending on your unique needs, Dr. Dougherty will recommend the sedation technique that is best for you. (more…)

February 10, 2010

Conservative Periodontal Therapy at Delmarva Sedation Dentistry

Here’s a startling fact: gum disease lurks in the mouths of about 80% of the American population—beating out heart disease, stroke, or cancer as flossingthe most common disease in the country. The odds may seem overwhelming, but even if you do develop some form of gum disease, or periodontal disease, as you’ll hear it called at the dentist’s office, there are many conservative treatments to address it. As a general dentist, Dr. Dougherty provides these effective periodontal therapies at his Ocean City dental office.

About Gum Disease
Gum disease occurs when a person’s gums and bone develop an infection. The infection’s cause is plaque that hardens into tartar (calculus is another term) below the gum line and subsequently irritating soft tissues. The combination of bacteria emitted by the plaque and decaying food particles means the infection spreads quickly and easily. In its early stages, the symptoms of gum disease are red, swollen gums that bleed when you brush or floss. In later stages, bacteria destroy gum tissue and bone structure, and patients can lose teeth as a result. (more…)