Dental Anxiety

Many people have dental anxiety, keeping them from receiving the care they need. This situation is highly problematic for the condition of your teeth and your overall health. At Frankel Dentistry we attempt to put such potentially damaging or limiting fears to rest through the usage of three methods of sedation dentistry.

Dental Anxiety

Many people have dental anxiety, keeping them from receiving the care they need. This situation is highly problematic for the condition of your teeth and your overall health. At Frankel Dentistry we attempt to put such potentially damaging or limiting fears to rest through the usage of three methods of sedation dentistry.

The first method is nitrous oxide and is used for those with a mild fear of dentistry. Breathed through a mask, nitrous oxide gives you a peaceful, warm feeling for a short time with no lasting side effects.

The next method of sedation is for those with more intense anxieties. This option is called oral conscious sedation and combines nitrous oxide with anti-anxiety medication, and produces a higher sense of calmness.

Finally, we also offer IV sedation. The process begins before your appointment takes place. In order to prepare effectively for this procedure, you must refrain from eating or drinking anything for eight hours before your scheduled appointment. Once you arrive at our office, the amount of sedative we give you at the start of your procedure is adjusted based upon the level of anxiety you feel. Immediately, you will feel relaxed and drowsy. Many of our patients fall asleep. While in this state, we will monitor you closely, with careful attention paid to your blood pressure, breathing, and heart rate. After your procedure, we will stop the IV and allow you to rest for 15-20 minutes. Additionally, we will most likely prescribe you some additional pain medication if it is necessary. IV sedation is not for everyone. Before we consider this method, we will review your medical history and healthy concerns very carefully.

Due to the lasting effects of both oral conscious sedation and IV sedation, we require that you have a friend or family member drive you home. In addition, we also recommend that you stay with someone you trust for a 24 hour period following the procedure. By the next day, you should be feeling better.

Patient Testimonials

I'm very grateful. I came here today, I've had years of dental problems. I came in on an emergency. Just the way they were so gentle and helpful with this procedure is greatly appreciated and I thank you.

Patient

Very professional, positive experience having my teeth cleaned. From the friendly greeting by the receptionist, to the assistant who escorted me to my room, to the hygienist who cleaned my teeth--and the final check-in by Dr. Frankel, I felt well treated and in great hands.

Patrice K.

Excellent as always. My wife & I have been going to Frankel's since the late '60's, and have no plans to change.

Richard McCarthy

Thanks to the amazing staff who did an Awesome job at making my 5 yr olds first experience with a filling a positive one. The first thing she said when she was finished was "everyone is so nice."

Cara Elis

Everyone at the office was smiling, respectful and very nice. They called you by your first name and shook your hand. I highly recommend Dr. Frankel and his staff.

Patient

There is no doubt in my mind that Frankel Dentistry sets the standard for quality and courteous dental care. I have not yet been disappointed by the care I have received in any of my visits.

Robert Wagner
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