Sedation Dentistry Philadelphia

Dental care is an essential part of life. American Dental Association recommends people visit a dentist at least once in every 6 months to avoid dental problems. Most of the times it can be noted that people avoid visiting a dentist because of fear and discomfort. This fear of dental treatment is medically termed as dental phobia. It is commonly observed in people of all age groups. Various surveys suggest that about 20-35% of Americans suffer from dental phobia. Sedation dentistry is a technique used to keep patients relaxed during dental treatment. The technique has been around for many years now. The latest developments in the field have made it easier for patients to get the best out of sedation dentistry. Our dental office has been helping out people with sedation dentistry in Philadelphia, PA. So getting your decayed tooth restored is not scary anymore since there are a number of sedatives that can help you relax. While you know nothing about the treatment, our dentist can concentrate on fixing your tooth.

Sedation dentistry – How does it work?

Sedation dentistry involves the use of chemical agents to make a person less responsive to external stimuli. Both conscious and unconscious sedation methods are available. Under conscious sedation, there are various stages starting from mild sedative to deep sedation where patients respond only to a repeated stimulus or painful stimulus. As a patient, you should express your concerns to our dentist who will make a note of your medical history and prescribe a sedative based on your needs and the dental procedure. The dentist also provides pre and post-operative instructions to patients. Moderate and deep sedatives may require the patient to be escorted to our office and back home. A caretaker should observe the patient for few hours after the treatment. Patients should not handle automobiles or machines for 6-8 hours after the treatment.

Mild sedation

Mild sedation is where patients are in a relaxed mode but can respond to verbal stimuli. Nitrous oxide commonly called as laughing gas is used for this purpose. It can be inhaled along with oxygen. The agent provides a euphoric feeling and reduces the discomfort in patients. They can quickly recover after the process is complete.

Moderate sedation

Moderate sedation technique is used when patients are quite anxious about the dental procedure. A dentist may recommend oral pills for procedures that take longer duration. Patients will be completely relaxed and they may feel that the procedure completed quickly. They can still respond to dentist’s commands during treatment. The dentist provides necessary instructions to patients when prescribing these sedatives.

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Dentistry for Life

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Sara Petrosky

I love this office. Dr. Rostami is phenomenal. She listens to my concerns, gives great advice, and is technically sound when doing procedures. The office is so relaxing I feel like I am at a spa. The staff is fabulous too and the never forget a smile.

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Quanetta Milburn

Love Dr. Rostami!! Hands down the best I never have to worry about pain or my fear of Dentist again!! Great staff also very personable & friendly!! I recommend them to everyone!!

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I never thought I'd use "love" and "dentist" in the same sentence. Finally, a dentistry practice I trust! Dr. Maryam and her team are fantastic and so friendly. They are professional and took the time to sit with me and explain all the ins and outs of the procedures I was scheduled for. I highly recommend this practice.

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Jennifer Merves Robbins

LOVE Dr. Rostami! She made getting my root canal a pleasant experience!!(yes, sounds crazy, but really true! It was not bad at all!). I highly recommend her and her whole practice!

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Stephanie S

Dr. Rostami went above and beyond to help me get a nice smile. she is very gentle and compassionate. I visited her office for a gummy smile consult. she explained to me procedure step by step in details. I couldn't have been happier with final result. I highly recommend this office.

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1601 Walnut Street, Suite # 1217,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,
19102  USA


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