Where Can I Go for Dentistry if I Have a Fear of Needles?

middle aged woman with doctor dentist looking in mirror at teeth At the practice of Dr. Siegelman of New York, NY, you have the ability to undergo necessary dental work without the anxiety. We specialize in dentistry for patients with phobias, anxiety, PTSD, and trauma that can make it difficult for them to get into the office for dental care due to their conditions. We also are well aware that many patients have a fear of needles, making it impossible for them to visit a traditional dentist using needles for local anesthetics. Instead, we encourage our patients to talk to us about their dental anxiety so we can develop a treatment plan that, in some cases, can even eliminate injections.

How Can I Visit the Dentist Without Having an Injection?

Below are just some of the ways in which Dr. Siegelman may circumvent the need for injections, or provide ways to calm a patient before requiring them:

  • Medication prior to the appointment. Our practice can prescribe sedatives that can be taken prior to the appointment so patients can arrive at the office calm and relaxed. This is known as sedation dentistry, and can provide long-term sedation for individuals who may be undergoing long or complex dental procedures in our office.
  • Changing anesthetics. Many patients with mild to moderate anxiety may find nitrous oxide to be a great option for dental fears. Nitrous oxide is a gas that is administered through the nose and can immediately relax a patient. Then injections may be performed without worry.
  • Laser dentistry. Our practice offers several treatments that are performed with laser devices, which often result in no pain and precise treatment of issues such as periodontal disease and tooth decay.
  • Topical anesthetics. We often find that integrating a topical anesthetic before administering an injection can ensure the injection itself is completely pain-free!
  • The Wand. At our office, we use “The Wand” which is a unique device that controls injections and reduces pressure and discomfort.

Schedule an Appointment Today

Dental phobia? No worries! Dr. Siegelman of New York, NY can walk you through ways to avoid injections whenever possible to ensure a comfortable and fearless visit! Call 212-974-8737 to request a consultation visit at our facility to learn more about ways in which we handle patients with dental anxiety.

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