Sedation Dentistry - Hagerstown, MD

Achieve Peace of Mind and
a Healthy Smile with Dental Anesthesia

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Gentle Sedation Helps Alleviate Worrying

According to research, between 50 and 80% of adults in the U.S. have some degree of dental anxiety. At Smile Design Centre, we combine positivity, comfortable amenities, and minimally invasive sedation dentistry to help patients overcome dental anxiety. In addition to alleviating dental fear, a big advantage of dental anesthesia in Hagerstown, MD is that most patients feel like their dental procedure lasted a few minutes, even when it took a couple of hours. Sedation dentistry also enables withstanding longer periods in the dental chair, so procedures that typically require multiple visits can be performed in fewer and briefer appointments. This makes it a perfect option for more complex dental procedures, such as full-mouth dental implants. If you’re looking for soothing sedation anesthesia near you, we have your needs covered!

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Is Sedation Dentistry
Right for Me?

If dental anxiety is preventing you from getting the dental care you need, you’ll benefit from receiving some type of dental anesthesia. We highly recommend sedation dentistry for patients with any of the following issues:

  • Any degree of dental anxiety
  • Sensitive gag reflex or teeth
  • Low pain threshold
  • Resistance to local numbing agents
  • Undergoing multiple or complex treatments
  • Trouble sitting through lengthy appointments
  • Past traumatic dental experiences
  • A fear of needles and shots

Your Dental Anesthesia Options

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Sedation Dentistry Protects More Than Smiles

Avoiding dental care can have serious consequences that impact your oral and whole-body health. Without proper dental care, bad oral bacteria can make teeth more prone to severe decay. When teeth can’t be saved, the gaps can cause functional and aesthetic repercussions and the need for dental bridges or implants. Neglecting professional dental care also leads to gum disease. If gum disease advances to periodontitis, oral bacteria can spread to other parts of the body, causing systemic infections and complications, especially if you have diabetes, respiratory disease, or heart disease.

Are you counting the hours until your next dentist appointment or feeling anxious about getting dental work? If so, ask about sedation dentistry in Hagerstown, MD when you schedule an appointment at Smile Design Centre. Don’t let small oral health problems turn into major ones that negatively impact your life. Our team is passionate about using the latest technologies to deliver life-changing outcomes while offering ultimate comfort and reassurance to our patients.