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Everyone experiences fear at some point in their lives. There are some fears for which avoidance is a perfectly reasonable reaction. But there are certain fears for which avoidance can lead to a decrease in quality of life, or even worse, can endanger your health. Individuals who have a specific phobia are presented with a choice: live with the uncomfortable symptoms of fear or take control and search for a solution. By visiting this website today, you’ve chosen door number two, and for that, we commend you.
Each year, millions of Americans avoid the dentist. In fact, it is estimated that 75 million people in the United States live with some degree of dental fear. Some have had traumatic experiences as children. Others have had unpleasant experiences as adults. For many, it’s simply a matter of not having the time for lengthy appointments. Regardless of the reason, far too many of these individuals have simply stopped seeking routine dental care. Even when faced with the warning signs of pain and decay, these individuals still steer clear of the dentist.
Sedation dentistry provides a path free from fear.
Thousands of dentists have chosen to be specially trained to implement sedation—to relax their patients, creating a safe and comfortable dental experience. These doctors understand that for far too many people, dental fear and anxiety complicates access to essential treatment. So how does sedation dentistry work? Sedation dentists use commonly prescribed sedation medications, called benzodiazepines, to calm their patients. These medications, which have been subjected to rigorous study, are administered orally and leave the patient fully alert and able to respond to questions, yet totally relaxed and unaware of the sights, smells and sounds of the dental office.
Learning about sedation is all well and good—but this site wouldn’t truly be doing its job without directly giving you the tools to find a sedation dentist, right? Every doctor on this site has taken hours upon hours of continuing education in order to practice sedation for the patients who need it most. These dentists are responsible for the positive experiences of over two million patients, some of whom have stepped forward to tell their stories on this website.
To find a sedation dentist located near you, enter your zipcode in the search feature at the top of this page.
Sedation dentists practice throughout the United States and Canada.
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