Relieving Dental Anxiety
Does the thought of an upcoming dental visit cause you dental anxiety? Nothing else matters if you don’t have a caring and understanding team in your favor! We will never judge you or make you feel embarrassed about your dental needs or look down on you because of your dental anxiety. We strive to excel at the technical aspects of dentistry to make your visit quick and pain free, but it is just as important that we care for your emotional needs. Just getting through the front door for a consultation can be a small victory for some of our patients. We know the importance of that first step and are committed to providing compassion and building trust through totally understanding your fears and concerns. Our office has been specially designed to put you at ease by removing many of the sights, sounds, and smells in a typical dental office of your past experiences. Our exclusive Please Hand Me With Care Form allows us to get to know all your concerns and fears in detail before we develop a comfortable plan for care. Don’t put off your oral health any longer – take control of your situation and get the care you need with these excellent comfort and sedation options. Please feel free to contact our Bethlehem, PA dentist with any questions or concerns you have. This may be a big step for you — we want you to have all the information you need to feel safe visiting our office.
Nitrous Oxide Sedation
Nitrous oxide sedation is our lowest level of dental sedation. Also known as laughing gas, it is safe for use with patients of all ages. The gas in inhaled via a face mask during dental treatment. Because of this administration style, the level of dental sedation is easily adjusted throughout treatment and will wear off shortly after we are through. This is a common and very safe form of dental sedation. If you need just a little bit of help relaxing, this might be the solution for you.
Oral Conscious Sedation
Oral conscious sedation is designed for use with patients who are feeling a bit more fearful of dental procedures. We can even treat dental phobia. This type of sedation is administered orally — we prescribe the medication and you take it before coming to our office for the appointment. In this case, you will need a friend or family member to drive you to and from the office because you will be under the influence of the sedation. This premedication will help you feel care-free and very relaxed throughout your visit to our office. While this method of sedation dentistry is harder to adjust mid-procedure, it is still completely safe to use under the correct supervision. We will help you stay comfortable throughout your time in our care.
Other Comfort Amenities
We also offer some other comfort options that will help you feel at home. These dental options are designed to make your experience painless, pleasant, and positive. Feel free to ask about any of these options while you are at our office. We will do whatever we can to help you feel at home.
- Numb like you’ve never been before! A brand new anesthetic called Articaine offering very profound anesthesia
- Hot or cold scented towels for after treatment refreshment
- OraVerse® to reverse anesthetic numbness after treatment
- Special super numbing gel to numb the spot of anesthetic delivery
- Anesthetic buffering to provide fast and non-stinging and non-burning delivery of Novocain
- Neck pillows
- Warm blankets
- Cable TV
- Non-rushed appointments tailored to your needs
Just let us know how we can help. We want you to have a wonderful experience while in our care.
Schedule An Appointment
Don’t let a fear of the dentist keep you from getting the care you need. Contact our office directly to schedule an appointment. Call us at (484) 403-0099 or send us a message via our online form. We will be happy to help you find a date and time that is right for you!