Dental phobia, or fear of the dentist, is not uncommon. In fact, many people avoid dental treatments altogether, as the stress and anxiety can be overwhelming. As a result, the teeth are neglected and many treatments may be necessary to obtain optimal oral health. With sedation dentistry, offered at our Maryland area practice, you can get the smile you’ve always wanted without the stress and fear of your normal office visit.
Nearly all patients are eligible for sedation dentistry. While you relax comfortably, Maryland cosmetic dentist, Dr. Finlay and his staff can complete any dentistry treatment needed, often in just one visit.
For an oral sedation dentistry treatment, you will take a small sedative pill an hour before you come to the office. This will help you feel calm and comfortable and by the time you arrive, you will be very drowsy. During your dental treatment, we will be with you monitoring vital signs. Dr. Finlay will perform all necessary dental work and though you are in a deeply relaxed state, you will be responsive to any questions or requests. When the procedures are complete, you will be gently awakened and will have no memory of your treatment.
Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation (D.O.C.S) Dr. Finlay has received extensive training in the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation (D.O.C.S) program, the premier resource for sedation dentistry. Additionally, his staff has been trained in oral sedation techniques and will make you feel safe and comfortable throughout your visit.