What To Know Going Into A Sedation Dentistry Procedure

For many people, the dentist and the tooth fairy pose real threats. They are more scared of the dentist than at the threats posed by neglecting their own health. This common condition can be remedied with a procedure such as sedation dentistry.

This type of pain free dentistry offered by Wynnewood Dental Arts in Philadelphia and the surrounding region. Before undergoing this procedure, there are some things you should know and do.

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The Tooth Fairy Is Real! (Kind Of)

Waking up without a tooth can be scary, until you notice the five dollar bill under your pillow. (Thanks, Tooth Fairy!)

If incentivizing a child’s dental care can drastically improve their experience, why do we only do it to baby teeth? Although implementing a pay-per-brush structure in your home is highly impractical, there are ways to encourage better oral hygiene. Rewards are not always monetary; they can be emotional too. This is why Wynnewood Dental Arts has revolutionized the stigma attached to visiting a dentist. Improving a patient’s experience leads to less resistance well scheduling future appointments.
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Preventing Dental Anxiety

About 30 percent of people avoid visiting the dentist due to fear, anxiety, or nervousness. Skipping appointments can increase your risk and worsen signs of decay, gum disease, and other serious dental problems. Fortunately, Dr. DeFinnis offers sedative techniques to help you stay calm and prevent difficult visits.

What is Sedation?

The American Dental Association endorses sedation to help keep patients comfortable during their dental appointment. Dr. DeFinnis offers different types of sedation, ranging from nitrous oxide to general anesthesia. Sedation dentistry can help you relax from any uncomfortable situations and phobias, including:
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The Fear that Hurts the Most

At the top of the list of self-defeating fears is dental phobia.

Fears are a part of being human. Fear is the mental and biological response to stimuli, real or imagined, and it is designed to act as a defense mechanism. The reason we experience fear is for our own protection. However, fears don’t always do their job correctly.

There are two main directions of misguided fears. The first one is being afraid of something that can’t or won’t hurt you. These are pointless; there’s no protecting benefit to the fear of clowns, for example. Fears like this are unfortunate. They’re unnecessary, but cause mental anguish and biological stress responses.

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Scared of the Dentist? You’re Not Alone

Our friends across the pond at the British Dental Health Foundation conducted a study that shows what people fear most. Number one? The dentist. Fear of the dentist ranked higher than fear of flying, snakes or spiders.

As a sedation dentist, Dr. DeFinnis respects, understands, and can help control your dental fear or anxiety. He has studied fear and offers various levels of medication to help his patients relax during dental visits. For 14 years, Dr. DeFinnis has offered sedation dentistry to his patients, helping countless individuals overcome their anxiety to receive the dental work they need for optimal health, improved self-confidence, and high-quality living.

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Main Line Sedation Dentistry: Overcoming Dental Phobia

Are you scared of going to the dentist? Have dentists had trouble treating you in the past, or have you gone through a traumatic experience while undergoing dental treatment? Sedation dentistry from Dr. Thomas DeFinnis can help you overcome your fear and receive the dental care that you need.

Types of Sedation Dentistry and How They Can Help You

At Wynnewood Dental Arts, we offer a variety of dental sedation options to meet your needs. Whether you fear the dentist or have trouble sitting still in a dental chair, we can provide the help that you need.

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