Our entire staff at Longobardi Dental understands that going to the dentist is not always the most joyous occasion. But for some of our patients, it is nothing to joke about at all. If you or a loved one have been putting off coming to see our Windham cosmetic dentist
because of anxiety in general or because you cannot imagine going through the extensive amount of dental work you need, we have got an answer for you. Sedation dentistry, which allows you to rid yourself of the fears and concerns that accompany contemplating dental work, is offered by Dr. Mark Longobardi.
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Typically, sedation dentistry is used most often for people who need a lot of dental work done at one time. For example, if you need multiple teeth extracted. However, dental phobia is very real for those who have it and in those situations, our Windham cosmetic dentist
knows that something that others might see as relatively simple can be extremely scary for you. This is perfectly natural and we do not judge you harshly for it. Such fears often cannot be simply “controlled” or “overcome.” In such instances, the only option available to you so that you can maintain or recover your dental health might be sedation dentistry. This can also be true for patients that find it hard or impossible to sit still during a dental procedure.
So, what exactly is sedation dentistry? It can involve anything from using an inhaled sedative such as nitrous oxide- commonly referred to as laughing gas- to oral sedatives all the way to intravenous (IV) sedation. No need for worry. Our Windham cosmetic dentist
is specially trained and highly skilled in providing IV sedation.
As to which will be the appropriate one for you, Dr. Longobardi will discuss it with you and based upon your needs will make a recommendation. Of course, the final decision is yours, but having this knowledge in advance will undoubtedly help you to sort out the advantages ahead of time. In all three types, you will be conscious during the procedure. This means that you breathe on your own. It is possible that you might fall asleep on your own, however. So, call us today and make an appointment to see our Windham cosmetic dentist
. Don’t let anxiety or being fidgety stop you from benefiting from dentistry.
Windham Sedation Dentistry
169 Valley Street
Willimantic, CT 06226
By Longobardi Dental
September 17, 2013