Adults and children alike who have not been introduced properly or at all to a good, professional, and comforting dental team have a hard time going to the dentist. This is due to anxiety and fear of not knowing what to expect. If a patient old or young tends to experience severe nervousness due to this being a very first visit or perhaps it has been many years since a previous traumatic experience, we as dental experts will make it our priority to make them as comfortable as possible before any treatment is started. Conscious Sedation Dentistry is the best option for an extremely nervous patient. This method puts patients in a state of calm or sleep allowing the dentist to do all dental work without the patient feeling or remembering anything. Age, behavior, and the treatment being done are all considered when choosing the most effective type of Conscious Sedation, therefore the Dentist and the patient together will decide what will be the most appropriate option.
Have questions about anxiety and dental sedation? Interested in learning more? Call our Charleston practice to schedule a consultation with Dr. Alterman
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