Melville Family Dental

How do you treat patients with dental anxiety?

Dental anxiety is a common problem for many patients, and it can actually prevent you from seeking the preventive dental care necessary to avoid serious oral health complications and toothache. 

Having a fear of the dentist or dental clinic has serious negative health consequences. Our dentists' compassionate natures inspired them to find a solution for all patients – even our most fearful ones – to have healthy smiles.

Sedation dentistry reduces anxiety and increases wellbeing while you are in the chair. We offer both oral sedation and IV sedation dentistry to help patients relax while we look after their smiles.

Sedation dentistry uses medication, either oral or intravenous, to create a relaxed feeling for the duration of your procedure. Though patients remain conscious and can respond to the dentist and our staff, they report having little or no recollection of their procedure, which removes their stress entirely.

Sedation dentistry also helps patients feel completely numb and reduces the urge to gag, which also keeps some patients from seeking treatment. For lengthy procedures, such as full smile makeovers or full mouth rehabilitation, sedation medication makes visits seem quick and easy.

To learn more about sedation dentistry in Melville, give us a call.

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.