Does the thought of visiting the dentist fill you with anxiety? Do you often wait months or even years to make dental appointments? We can help. At Gettysburg Smiles, Dr. Rita Tempel and her team offer sedation dentistry in Gettysburg, PA. Patients who fear the dentist will sometimes avoid routine checkups for many years. Some patients may only visit the dentist if they have significant dental pain. Dr. Tempel’s office is a friendly, judgment-free space where all patients are welcome. Patients do not need to feel ashamed to ask for help with their dental care.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, 20 percent of Americans age 65 and older have untreated tooth decay. This percentage is 27 percent for adults aged 20 to 64. Poor oral health affects the look and function of the smile and can impact patients’ overall health. Common dental problems like gum disease and tooth infections can spread if patients do not visit the dentist on a regular basis.
The Benefits of Dental Sedation
There are many advantages to sedation dentistry, including:
- Comfortable dental care
- Efficient and effective treatment
- Quick recovery time
Contact our office if you need dental care but have dental fear and anxiety. We are here to accommodate your individual needs and help you get the best care possible.
Sedation Dentistry in Gettysburg, PA
Nitrous oxide is a common type of sedation that we offer at Gettysburg Smiles. What is right for you depends on your level of anxiety. We will often use dental sedation and a local anesthetic so patients will not feel pain during treatment. Combining oxygen with nitrous oxide gas provides medical anesthesia and helps manage patients’ anxiety. We deliver nitrous oxide and oxygen through a mask that covers the nose. Under nitrous oxide, patients will feel calm and relaxed. Patients will also remain conscious so they can give feedback to our team.
Call Gettysburg Smiles
Do you or a loved one have dental anxiety? Are you looking for a dental office that can accommodate your needs? Call (717) 853-1552 or request a dental appointment online. Please let us know if you have questions for our team about sedation or any current dental concerns.