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 an can also jeopardize your health in other ways.
As many as 75% of adults in the US 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.
Often, those with dental anxiety tend to only seek dental care in the event of a dental emergency. This tendency only exacerbates the patient’s dental anxiety as dental emergencies often require more invasive care. For some patients, sedation dentistry is a great solution.
Are you going to your dentist at least twice a year for your checkups?
If you are not seeing your dentist for routine visits, you could be neglecting your oral health. Routine cleanings ensure cleanliness and prevent severe plaque build-up. If dental anxiety is preventing you from scheduling routine dental cleanings you are at a higher risk for gum disease and periodontitis. Without appropriate preventative care, you may also find yourself in need of more expensive dental procedures.
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. Many patients with dental anxiety have found sedation dentistry to be the appropriate solution.
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 team has extensive experience with sedation dentistry. Our dental experts understand dental fears and will take the time to make sure that you are comfortable and relaxed.
What is Sedation Dentistry?
Sedation dentistry often refers to the use of sedatives 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.
Sedation dentistry is ideal for many patients that experience extreme anxiety when going to the dentist or fears related to the sounds that occur during dental work.
Sedation dentistry can make the procedure seem to go by faster with many patients reporting that their procedure seemed to take just a few minutes, even if the actual procedure took hours.
The highly trained dental specialists at Manhattan Dental arts offer sedation dentistry to patients throughout Manhattan. Our specialists have extensive experience performing dental care while using sedation and will take the time to address any concerns you may have. If you tend to avoid dental care due to fear or anxiety, sedation dentistry may be right for you! Call our office at (212) 247-2330 to schedule an appointment in the Upper West Side today!
Call us at (212) 247-2330 to discuss sedation dentistry with one of the dentists at Manhattan Dental Arts.