Many Bergenfield-area residents hear about sedation dentistry and want to know if it's right for them. After all, millions of Americans suffer from dental anxiety, and sedation dentistry offers an exciting solution that allows you to undergo the dental care you need.
Are you a candidate for sedation dentistry? To answer that question, you need to ask a couple more.
The first question is: how severe is my dental anxiety? It's perfectly normal to experience a little bit of nervousness about going to the dentist. But that nervousness does not qualify as dental anxiety. Instead, sedation dentistry is an ideal option for people who have severe dental anxiety, which is generally defined as anxiety that's so bad it actually prevents you from undergoing needed dental work.
The second question is: am I in good overall health? The sedation tools we use are all proven and safe, but as with any medications, it's important to have a clear medical history before moving forward. If you're struggling with serious health problems or if you have known allergies to any medications, you should disclose those to our staff as soon as possible.
The good news is that generally speaking, most individuals with severe dental anxiety are good candidates for sedation dentistry. Dr. Perlmutter will discuss your situation and help you determine if sedation dentistry is the right solution for you.
If you live in or around Bergenfield, New Jersey and you have questions about sedation dentistry, please call Oradell Family Dental today at 201-384-9292 for a consultation and examination.