Perhaps you've tried to convince yourself that you have no reason to be afraid of the dentist, but no matter what you do, you can't control your anxiety. Perhaps you've even canceled a few dental appointments and have been avoiding dental treatment for quite some time. According to Medical News Today, more than 75 percent of Americans are in the same boat. In fact, the latest statistics indicate that as many as four out of five Americans admit being afraid of the dentist and one out of seven never visit a dentist due to dental phobia.
A missing tooth not only affects your appearance and how you feel about yourself but also your oral health. Dr. Champagne, a leading New Jersey cosmetic dentist, understands the unique challenges that you face and strives to address every aspect of your aesthetic and oral health concerns with an advanced dental implants treatment.
Depending on each prospective patient’s level of anxiety, Dr. Champagne offers four types of sedatives, including:
Nitrous oxide, also known as "laughing gas," is an anesthetic gas that causes patients to feel completely relaxed during dental treatments. Nitrous oxide can also be combined with Valium, an anti-anxiety drug that is consumed a few hours prior to your dental visit.
Osseointegration, perhaps the most important aspect of the dental implant procedure, refers to the process by which the implant naturally fuses with the jawbone.
For patients who are moderately afraid of undergoing dental treatments, Dr. Champagne offers the oral conscious sedation method, which involves the use of a pill. Patients who undergo dental treatments under the influence of oral conscious sedation remain fully awake but are in a deep state of relaxation and often experience little or no recollection of their dental treatment.
Dr. Champagne also treats individuals who suffer from extreme dental phobia. For these patients, he offers IV sedation (intravenous sedation), a form of general anesthesia that is administered by a board-certified anesthesiologist.
Dr. Champagne's top priorities are your safety and comfort. Sedation dentistry allows him to provide you with a pleasant dental experience while he and his dental team focus on enhancing both your oral health and the aesthetics of your smile.
If you want to achieve a healthy, beautiful smile but are simply too afraid, you don’t have to face your fears at Dr. Champagne's New Jersey cosmetic dentistry practice. All you have to do is show up for your appointment and leave the rest up to Dr. Champagne and his outstanding sedation dentistry team.
To learn more about Dr. Champagne and his New Jersey sedation dentistry team, please contact his office at (888) 788-8615 today!
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