Many patients, young and old, are intimidated by the dentist’s office. The sights, sounds, and smells of a dental office can ignite worry and concern in patients. Some associate the dental office with pain and discomfort. Instead, patients of our Worcester office can have a completely different experience during their dental visit with practically painless dentistry!
"Painless dentistry" is achieved with the use of sedation. Sedation methods, such as oral conscious sedation, are popular for adults who are uneasy or nervous about seeing their dentist. They may have had a bad experience in the past or are worried by the fear of the unknown. Oral conscious sedation can take away the anxieties and allow a patient to enjoy stress free visits to the dentist. Other patients may fare better with lighter sedation methods such as "laughing gas," medically referred to as nitrous oxide. Discussing sedation methods with Dr. Levenson before an appointment is important to determine what works well for each patient's situation and level of anxiety.
For this oral sedation, patients will take an oral medication before their appointment. Transportation is arranged to and from the dental practice, as they will be unable to drive. Patients arrive conscious and coherent, answering questions and following directions. The entire treatment is completed while patients are relaxed, and they are sent home afterwards to rest. When they awaken, they will not recall the dental visit, but will enjoy improved dental health.
Dr. Levenson finds that fears or apprehensions associated with the dental office are easily addressed with sedation. Patients do not experience pain and discomfort during these visits thanks to the administration of local anesthetics. The fear of pain is eliminated; ensuring patients are at ease before and during their appointment.
If you want to learn more about sedation dentistry and learn how it can make your visits more positive, contact Dr. Levenson of Levenson Smile in Worcester. His practice is committed to friendly, trusting dental care, and is happy to welcome new patients. During the initial consultation appointment, patients can ask many of the questions they may have in regards to their dental care and the help they can receive from Dr. Levenson.