Sedation Dentistry on the Upper West Side, NYC
Dental anxiety causes many people to ignore their oral health due to fear or anxiety about sitting in the dentist’s chair. Dental fears can put your dental health at risk but can also jeopardize your health in other ways.
As many as 75% adults in the U.S. adults suffer from some form of dental fear. This fear causes many patients, especially those that are in need of seeing the dentist to avoid treatment.
Usually, by the time a dental emergency happens it forces the patient to seek emergency dental treatment care, the actual dental problem will require invasive and often painful techniques, reinforcing the fear for the patient.
An important question to ask yourself – Are you going to your dentist at least twice a year for your checkups?
If not then you could be damaging your oral health due to the fact that your teeth will not be as clean as they should be, there could be severe plaque build-up that will put you at risk of infection and there may be issues with your dental health such as periodontitis that you are completely ignoring due to the fact that you are never seen by a dentist.
Dental anxiety causes many people to ignore their oral health due to fear or anxiety about sitting in the dentist’s chair. Dental fears can put the health of your teeth, mouth, and gums at risk but can also jeopardize your health in other ways. Poor oral dental health is increasingly being linked to overall health and longevity. If this is the predicament you find yourself in with regards to your dental health then you should consider sedation dentistry at Manhattan Dental Arts.
The unrelenting fear of going to the dentist’s office is usually ingrained from a young age and stems from a bad childhood experience. Many people have bad memories of going to the dentist – often this fear stems from the noise of the drill or even the pain of the procedures or just the thought of experiencing pain. This is the main reason that patients have a hard time making themselves go to the dentist.
However, that is just the beginning of their problems. When they avoid going to the dentist, they often put their oral health at risk – their risk is even more serious due to their overwhelming fear which keeps them away from the dentist even when they begin to notice problems in their dental health.
When the patient finally does go, problems that they have may have often already escalated into a more serious and painful condition. There is help in the form of sedation dentistry that can make the experience easier for patients and can help you to avoid the costly and often unnecessary procedures in the future.
For many people who are afraid of the dentist, sedation dentistry is the answer to this problem.
Current estimates from the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation has recently estimated that 3 out of every 10 Americans are so afraid of the dentist that they would rather avoid it.
At Manhattan Dental Arts our sedation dentistry team have a have vast experience with sedation dentistry. They completely understand a patient’s dental fears and will strive to make sure that patients attending Manhattan Dental Arts have the best possible experience.
The process of sedation dentistry often refers to the use of sedatives that are used to relax patients during exams or dental work. This is often confused with sleep dentistry, during which the patient is completely asleep during the procedure.
Sedation dentistry at Manhattan Dental Arts involves the patient being awake during the procedure but in a deep state of relaxation.
This technique of sedation dentistry is ideal for many patients that experience extreme anxiety about going to the dentist or and sounds related to dental work being done.
Many people report that their procedure seemed to take just a few minutes, even if the actual procedure took hours.
At Manhattan Dental Arts sedation dentistry ensures that patients who are afraid of the dentist can get the dental care they need. Sedation dentistry can be used for proactive dental work as well as for emergency procedures.
During the procedure, sedation dentistry can make the visit easier on you and will enable your dentist to focus solely on the procedure without worrying if your are, comfortable and relaxed.
You must not allow fear of going to the dentist to keep you away from getting the proper dental care that is so important to your health. Dr. Liechtung and his team at Manhattan Dental Arts have brought in special sedation dentists who want to put you at ease and ensure that your dental health is in great shape. We encourage you to come in for a consultation to discuss your fears and concerns.
Call us at (212) 247-2330 to discuss sedation dentistry with one of the dentists at Manhattan Dental Arts.