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Sedation Dentistry Philadelphia, PA

Fear of the dentist is the number one reason patients give for avoiding the dentist. Millions of Americans ignore their dental health due to dental anxiety. Unfortunately, avoiding dental care can lead to more complex dental concerns.

Visiting the dentist twice a year can help avoid the need for advanced dental procedures. It keeps your teeth and gums healthy and allows the dentist to discover issues in the early stages when treatment is easier and less painful.

Sedation dentistry offers patients who fear the dentist a way to relax and stay calm during their visit to the dentist. Dr. Weinstock offers several sedation options so patients can receive the oral health care they need. This is one of the many dental services that Dr. Weinstock offers to his patients that suffer from dental anxiety.

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Sedation Dentistry in Philadelphia, PA

There are many benefits to using sedation dentistry. Most importantly it allows our patients to achieve optimal oral health and then also maintain it. It is very important to take the health of your teeth and gums seriously because they affect so many aspects of your life. Sedation methods can keep you calm and in a state of relaxation during your appointment.

Not only will it put your anxiety at ease, but it also allows Dr. Weinstock to perform multiple treatments in one visit to our Philadelphia area dental practice. This means fewer trips to the dentist saving you time and money.

The added bonus to being sedated is how little you will remember of the procedures. For an appointment that lasts a few hours, it may actually feel like less than an hour to you. Although you will not be asleep, you will not be aware of what is going on for the most part. You will have no awareness of the sights, sounds, or smells that are typical for a dentist office.

Pain and anxiety-free procedures are now possible with the help of sedation dentistry.

Sedation Dentistry: What to Expect

To get started with sedation dentistry, be sure to mention to our staff or Dr. Weinstock that you want to learn more about our sedation options. We will discuss the benefits of each option and help you choose which one will work best for your needs.

Our staff is always willing to help answer any questions you may have about sedation dentistry or any procedure you may need. Our highly trained and compassionate team works hard to make you feel welcomed and safe in our Bala Cynwyd dentist office.

In addition to sedation, we also offer many amenities to help keep our patients anxiety-free and calm. We provide a comfortable dentist office environment with a relaxing atmosphere that includes:

  • Dental chairs contoured to your body to help keep you relaxed and comfortable.
  • Gentle, effective anesthetic techniques to lessen discomfort.
  • Personal CD player with stereo headphones to soothe you and help you relax.
  • Our friendly, attentive staff will help to make your visit with us a pleasant one.

Sedation Dentistry FAQs

Is sedation dentistry safe for all ages?

Yes! Dentists have been using dental sedation for many years to help with anxiety in patients of all ages. Younger patients with behavioral, medical, and developmental disorders can benefits from dental sedation. We will always evaluate you before dental sedation is used with your treatment.

What can I expect after sedation dentistry?

You may feel groggy, sleepy, and dizzy after your treatments with dental sedation. Not all patients experience these symptoms, but they are common when you are coming out of being sedated. Symptoms may linger for a couple of hours depending on the type of sedation chosen.

Will dental sedation stop my gag reflex?

Yes. Some people suffer from a sensitive gag reflex. This is a huge issue when visiting the dentist requires hands and tools in your mouth. Being sedated will paralyze your gag reflex allowing your dentist to work faster and more efficiently.