Dr. Spennato understands that many patients have fears about dental treatment. In fact, statistics indicate that millions of adults in the United States are affected with some form of dental anxiety that keeps them from visiting a dentist with any regularity.
Dr. Robert J. Spennato, a partner at Williamsburg Dental, offers two safe and anxiety-free forms of sedation dentistry to allow you to receive the treatment you need while in a comfortable, sleep-like state — Oral Conscious Sedation and Intravenous (IV) Sedation.
Through the use of sedation dentistry, we can make your dental experience a pleasant one. You are unaware of all sights, smells and sounds that could otherwise contribute to your fears. Nearly all aspects of general and cosmetic dentistry can be performed under sedation, with more procedures often accomplished in much less time.
Are You a Candidate for Sedation Dentistry?
Sedation dentistry may be an option if you experience any of the following:
- High level of dental phobia that has made you avoid treatment
- Difficulty remaining still
- Overly sensitive teeth
- Limited time to complete extensive work
- Difficulty getting numb
- Physical limitations that make it hard to control movement
- Mental disabilities
- Severe gag reflex
With oral sedation, you’re provided a mild oral sedative and guided into a totally relaxed state where you won’t experience anxiety, pain or fear. Oral sedation dentistry is a safe and effective technique that has been used successfully for millions of patients who may have anxiety or phobias, who require extensive restorative or cosmetic dental procedures, or who simply can’t sit still. Read more.
Intravenous (IV) Sedation is performed by Dr. Spennato right at the Williamsburg Dental office, where patients are comfortable and familiar with the surroundings and staff members. With the assistance of a board-certified anesthesiologist, intravenous sedatives are introduced into the bloodstream. Patients usually have no memory during or after their dental treatment along with no fear or anxiety.
We utilize the most up-to-date monitoring equipment. Dr. Spennato and his team are trained in CPR and basic life support. There’s nothing left to chance. Your comfort, safety and satisfaction are our top priorities. Read more.
Dr. Spennato received specialized training and certification in sedation dentistry from the highly regarded Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation (DOCS). He is also a recognized authority in the field of cosmetic dentistry, having completed training at the Las Vegas Institute (LVI) of Advanced Dental Studies. It’s an elite certification that puts him among the top 1% of cosmetic dentists in the country.
If you, or someone you know, have avoided the dentist, you need not wait any longer. Take the first step now to get back the healthy and attractive smile you deserve. For more information on sedation dentistry call us today at 610-353-2700 to schedule a complimentary consultation.