Dr. Levenson reveals your unforgettable smile comfortably with sedation dentistry that relaxes patients, from the slightly anxious to those who have delayed necessary visits due to dental phobia in Worcester MA.
Depending on where you look online, 9 to 36 percent of the population identifies as dentally anxious. The variation is often attributed to patients with dental anxiety and phobia being lumped together, though they are wholly different conditions. Anxious patients may be uneasy or stressed about potential problems that may be uncovered.
Those with dental phobia may panic at the thought of even routine cleanings. Treatment is often sought only when an infection hurts so bad that they rush to urgent care or the ER. Because of this, their oral health is often significantly poorer than the health of their friends or family members whose fear or anxiety isn’t great enough to keep them away from the dentist’s office. Patients with dental phobia are at greater risk of serious infections, such as abscesses that can be life-threatening should they spread.
A member of Doctors for Oral Conscious Sedation, Dr. Levenson’s calming sedative options surpass the standard nitrous oxide. He has completed the rigorous training required to offer oral conscious sedation. Medication is customized to unique factors such as your medical history, for your safety. You will follow Dr. Levenson’s instructions about taking the pill, which allows you to be calm and unconcerned during treatment yet it doesn’t knock you out. You remain awake, able to respond to instructions. Afterward, the amnesiac effect helps eliminate memories of common sources of dental phobia, such as clinical sounds, smells, and sensations.
Don’t let another day pass without scheduling an appointment at Levenson Smile. The doctor will discuss sedative options, including a medication-free approach: NuCalm®