Relief for Honesdale Patients with Dental Anxiety
Does the thought of a trip to the dentist make you uncomfortable? The American Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) estimates that 40-million Americans avoid dental work because of fear or anxiety. Sedation dentistry provides relief for the millions who have denied themselves the essential treatment needed for oral health and overall wellness.
At our Honesdale dental office, we understand your fear. Dr. Rogers frequently attends seminars that address methods of relieving dental fear. Our innovative sedation dentistry options provide patients with peace of mind and body so that they can achieve optimal oral health. Because sedation dentistry makes hours feel like minutes, you can receive several treatments in a single office visit.
Our anxiety-relief options include:
Oral Sedation: Simply take the medication Dr. Rogers prescribes prior to your appointment. You must arrange a ride to and from our Honesdale dental office, as you will be unable to drive. The oral sedative induces deep relaxation. You will remain conscious during the procedure but may drift in and out of sleep and will have little memory of the actual procedure. Oral sedation is great for patients who need several restorative or cosmetic treatments performed in one appointment.
Nitrous Oxide: Also called laughing gas, nitrous oxide encourages relaxation. Dr. Rogers will control the amount of nitrous you receive to ensure your comfort and safety. Effects of nitrous oxide subside once the mask is removed, so you can drive yourself home and continue activities as normal. Nitrous oxide calms anxiety during routine preventive treatments like cleanings and fillings and can be used in conjunction with oral sedation.
Amenities: We'll do everything we can to make you comfortable. Our patient amenities include DVD players with personal headphones, TVs in every operatory, and blankets to keep you warm during your treatment. Our soothing, home-like atmosphere promotes a positive dental experience.
Call our Honesdale dental office and learn how sedation dentistry can help you. Dr. Rogers and our team proudly treat patients from Honesdale, Waymart, Narrowsburg, Hawley, and the NEPA area.