Dental phobia can be the result of bad experiences, unhappy outcomes, and/or fear of the unknown. The prospect of potentially extensive treatment, expense, and trauma can undermine one’s pursuit of the desired result.
The comprehensive diagnosis and treatment planning process at the Center for Restorative Dentistry puts most of these fears to rest. For some, however, fear is more deep rooted, and moderate intravenous sedation is indicated. While not a general anesthesia, the patient falls in and out of sleep during moderate sedation and does not remember anything about the procedures performed. Dr. Hallissey and Dr. Swallow are able to provide this general anesthesia for more extensive and arduous procedures, which can be very stressful, and for those whose fears are undermining their ability to achieve and maintain good dental health and a beautiful smile.