If you struggle to make or keep dental appointments because a bout of anxiety overcomes you at the thought of going to the dentist, you may feel like you’re alone in your feelings. This isn’t so. According to surveys, more than 60 percent of people report that they really don’t like going to the dentist. It isn’t that you don’t care about your teeth or your long-term oral health. It’s that dental anxiety can be overwhelming. We want you to know that you’re not alone and we’re here to help!
In our New York City office, we understand dental fear and anxiety. We acknowledge that dental anxiety is not only very real but also very common. Your dental fears are completely normal and our team entire team is dedicated to helping feel at ease. We believe that compassionate care begins with understanding and can only extend from there. We extend our compassion for patients into the realm of sedation dentistry services.
Does Sedation Dentistry Help?
Sedation dentistry is the use of specific medications that have been widely studied and proven for both safety and efficacy. There are varying levels of sedation that can be achieved in the dental office. To ensure the safest and most effective form of sedation is selected for each patient, Dr. Siegelman conducts a thorough health history before recommending a protocol for anxious patients.
We have already helped thousands of patients receive comfortable dental care and feel great about their smile. Sedation services may include a mild technique such as nitrous oxide or a mild oral sedative or may utilize deeper sedation via an IV. Depending on the sedative and technique selected, a patient may be fully awake but completely free of anxiety, or they may be fully asleep and monitored for breathing, heart rate, and other vitals.
Dental Anxiety Needs to Go, We Can Help
As a dental anesthesiologist, Dr. Siegelman is very familiar with all types of sedation and how to approach each situation to achieve the best outcome, which is a happy, healthy patient. Are you ready to put an end to dental anxiety? Contact us at (212) 974-8737 to schedule your visit in our NYC sedation dentistry office.