Have you ever said, “I’m so scared of the dentist I wish they could just knock me out!”? Your wish has just been granted thanks to true sedation dentistry at Oakwood Dental in Staten Island.
You’re not alone. Many people fail to have regular dental checkups out of fear; meanwhile what they should really fear are the repercussions of skipping out on cleanings and dental procedures. When unaddressed, a minor dental ailment can become much worse, potentially putting you at risk for complications that are both dangerous to your health and costly to resolve. But when you suffer from dental phobia, it’s hard to take the step toward making an appointment; and often it takes more than the promise of a caring, gentle dentist to do it.
Many dentists offer patients a light sedative like a pill or nitrous oxide (laughing gas) to make them drowsy during their procedures; but for those who suffer from anxiety, this could exacerbate the problem. True sedation dentistry offers IV sedation that will allow you to comfortably sleep through the entire procedure and awake with a beautiful, healthy smile.
If you have a child or family member who is mentally challenged, it is often extremely difficult, if not impossible, to get them to cooperate for dental treatments. Sedation dentistry is likely the only way that your loved one can receive the care that they need. On the other hand, traveling a long distance to a dentist who caters to these individuals can be a feat in itself.
Oakwood Dental is constantly broadening their list of services to meet the needs of patients in the community of Staten Island, and IV sedation dentistry is its newest update. If you are concerned about having a dental procedure performed and want to peacefully relax while under the care of the most experienced dentists on Staten Island, call Oakwood Dental to find out more about sedation dentistry.
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