It is common for Shrewsbury area patients to deal with dental anxiety. Patients who are fearful of visiting the dentist's chair need a specialist who understands these feelings and helps make dental visits a much more positive experience. Dr. Stanley Levenson and the team of Levenson Smile encourage patients to come to their practice and learn about sedation dentistry.
Sedation dentistry allows Shrewsbury patients to receive the care and attention necessary to not only address their dental needs, but also provide them with a way to feel more comfortable and positive about their upcoming dental appointment. Sedation dentistry can encompass many ways of reducing fears including nitrous oxide or oral conscious sedation.
Nitrous oxide gas has been used for patients for many years. Also dubbed as "laughing gas," it and can provide almost instant relaxation for patients. Individuals with mild fears may benefit from this option, as well as patients with strong gag reflexes or those who are having difficulty with local anesthetics achieving full numbing and comfort.
Another solution is oral conscious sedation, which uses oral medication to make patients extremely relaxed and comfortable. Patients are awake and coherent throughout their appointment and can follow instructions and answer questions as necessary. However, once they return home to rest, they often have no recollection of the visit. Oral conscious sedation is extremely helpful for patients with severe fears of the dentist and those who will be spending an extended amount of time in the dental chair. Dr. Stanley Levenson is a skilled provider for sedation dentistry, and is a member of the DOCS (Doctors for Oral Conscious Sedation) organization.
If you are a patient who experiences dental anxieties that may even keep you from getting regular examinations and cleanings at the dental office, the team of Levenson Smile can help. Contact our practice today and schedule a consultation appointment to learn more about sedation dentistry and all it can provide—including the confidence to get the dental assistance you need to achieve and maintain a beautiful, healthy smile for life!