January 10, 2015
“… the only thing we have to fear is fear itself,” said President Franklin D. Roosevelt in his first inaugural address in 1932. One has to wonder if there were any dental-phobes listening to those famous words and thinking to themselves, “and dentists.” Although there might not have been much that could be done back then to quell those fears, today there is. If you have been avoiding the dentist out of fear, then now is the time to relax and come to Generations Dental Care in Concord, NH, for sedation dentistry.
According to the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation, some 30 percent of the population avoid seeing the dentist because of fear. Not only does this fear prevent people from receiving the dental care they need, it may also be indirectly having a negative effect on their overall health, because many systemic conditions have been linked to oral health. Thus, the need to defeat that fear becomes all the more important.
Sedation Dentistry to the Rescue
At Generations Dental Care, our dentists and their staff are trained to use oral conscious sedation to help relieve a patient’s fear and anxiety. Your dentist will prescribe a commonly used sedative or anti-anxiety medication for you to take about one hour before your appointment. A word of caution: with oral conscious sedation, you will need a family member or friend to drive you to and from your appointment. Once in the office, you’ll be able to sit back and relax while we take care of your dental needs. In fact, you may not even remember the appointment.
With sedation dentistry you can overcome your fear of the dentist and receive the dental care you need.
Schedule an Appointment Today
Don’t let your fear of the dentist prevent you from receiving proper dental health care. Call Generations Dental Care in Concord, NH, and ask about sedation dentistry. We also conveniently serve patients in Pembroke, Hooksett, Canterbury, Loudon, Bow, and Manchester and the surrounding communities.
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July 20, 2014
For many patients, a fear of the dentist makes it difficult to pursue the services they need to maintain a beautiful smile and optimal oral health. Fortunately, feelings of dread and anxiety don’t have to keep you away from the dentist’s office any longer. At Generations Dental Care in Concord, NH, our dedicated team of gentle, caring doctors and staff help patients find relief from dental anxiety with sedation dentistry.
Understanding Dental Fear & Sedation Dentistry
When you are stressed or anxious, the muscles throughout your body become tense and your breathing may become more rapid. You feel uncomfortable and nervous, making dental treatment more difficult and unpleasant for both you and your dentist. At Generations Dental Care, we make an effort every day to ensure that our patients feel welcome and treated like family, and this includes making them as comfortable as possible during treatment.
Sedation dentistry is particularly helpful for patients who experience difficulty with the following common issues:
- Anxiety regarding the dental office or procedures
- The inability to sit or lie still for an extended period of time
- An excessively sensitive gag reflex
- The need for multiple procedures in one visit
- Difficulty becoming or staying numb with local anesthetic
- A phobia concerning any of the sights, sounds, or smells of the dental office
- Patients with special needs and/or trouble controlling movements
Throughout the course of your sedation dentistry treatment, our team will monitor you to ensure that you are completely safe. Don’t wait another day to schedule your visit for necessary dental care. You won’t believe how much easier and more pleasant your next checkup or dental procedure can be with the help of proven sedation dentistry.
Find Out How Sedation Dentistry Can Help You
If you’ve been avoiding making a dental appointment because of negative associations with the dentist, Generations Dental Care wants to help. Contact our office today to schedule your visit with our team, and experience the difference that sedation dentistry can make in your next checkup. Our doctors will work closely with you to determine the most ideal course of action and treatment plan, all while making sure that you feel relaxed, comfortable, and safe. We look forward to serving you and your family! Our practice in Concord, NH warmly welcomes patients from throughout the surrounding areas, including Pembroke, Penacook, Epsom, Canterbury, Manchester, Loudon, Boscawen, Chichester, and beyond.
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