There are situations when “your undivided attention” is absolutely necessary. An appointment with the dentist is not one of them. Could there be anything wrong with catching a few zzz’s while the dentist works on your smile? Not at all. In fact, for patients who are anxious or fearful of all things dental, a nap might be just what the dentist orders. Ocean City sedation dentist Dr. Edward T. Dougherty, Jr. helps his patients have the dental care they need with three types of sedation dentistry that can all help you snooze through your appointment.
July 17, 2016
June 19, 2016
Delmarva Sedation Dentistry is your trusted dentist for oral and IV sedation in Ocean City. We believe you shouldn’t put your oral health at risk due to dental fears, anxieties, or other factors that keep you from visiting the dentist. We strive to provide the comfortable and compassionate care you need by treating you with integrity. To ensure we fulfill our passion for comfortable dental care, we cater to patients who have unique requirements that involve the use of sedation. No matter if you suffer from dental phobias or have to undergo an extensive procedure, we offer the sedation you need to feel comfortable and relaxed to enjoy your time with us.
May 14, 2016
Dental fears and phobias are common reasons people avoid going to the dentist. Often, these fears hold people back from maintaining regular visits to the dentist. As a result, they usually don’t go to the dentist until after a serious problem has developed, which will require more extensive treatment. With the Dental Fears Research Clinic estimating 5 to 8 percent of Americans avoid the dentist out of fear, while another 20 percent have anxieties about the dentist, it’s important to learn how to overcome these fears to maintain oral health. Now, many turn to sedation dentistry to help them relax. As a sedation dentist in Salisbury, we offer several sedation techniques to sooth and relax patient fears.
April 17, 2016
If you need to have a tooth extracted, then feeling a bit—or a lot—anxious about the procedure is perfectly normal. You may understand why you need to have a tooth extracted. You may even understand how you will benefit from having the extraction. However, neither of these will necessarily calm your fears. What will settle those butterflies? Sedation dentistry. For anxiety-free tooth extractions in Delmarva, residents rely on Dr. Dougherty and his team at Delmarva Sedation Dentistry.
March 14, 2016
Life is too short to spend time stressing out about your next dental visit. Don’t let your oral health suffer as a result of your dental fear or anxiety! Sedation dentistry in Rehoboth can help you overcome your worries and receive the excellent care your smile deserves. Continue reading to learn more from Dr. Dougherty and the team at Delmarva Sedation Dentistry!
February 14, 2016
Regularly seeing the dentist should be a given part of your personal healthcare routine. Not just for the sake of your smile, but for the benefit of your general health, as well. You might be surprised to know that a dentist can often be the first healthcare provider to spot a problem by finding a clue in your mouth. That’s one of the reasons why the American Dental Association recommends everyone have at least two dental checkups each year. Of course, a recommendation is only as good as the commitment to follow the advice.
January 14, 2016
If you have missing teeth, then you have a serious problem. Actually, you may have more than one problem, because teeth are critical to your ability to speak and eat. Then, of course, there is your appearance and knowing that when you smile, the people around you see that you have tooth loss. All of these concerns combined can truly impact your confidence and esteem. Thus, replacing your missing teeth should be an unquestionable priority. In Delmarva, dentures are a natural-looking and comfortable solution. And thanks to sedation dentistry, you can undergo any preparatory procedures and receive your dentures without pain or anxiety.
December 3, 2015
You know that twice annual visits to the dentist are necessary for optimal oral health. But if you’re like countless adults, you may be dealing with a dental fear or anxiety that prevents you from seeking the treatment you know you need — and that’s a problem. If your teeth are suffering as a result of your fear, you should learn about your options in sedation dentistry in Ocean City. Keep reading for more from Dr. Edward T. Dougherty and the team at Delmarva Sedation Dentistry.
November 4, 2015
Dental emergencies don’t wait for office hours. If you’ve ever had one, you know that a broken tooth, a severe toothache or any other serious dental issue can happen at any time — and when they do, you need an emergency dentist who will get on the case immediately. Delmarva Sedation Dentistry is your go-to team in a dental emergency, so call us as soon as a problem arises! Even if we don’t pick up outside of office hours, our voicemail will give you vital information for getting in touch with us. And the good news is we’re also your sedation dentist in Ocean City, so if dental care is required at our office, you can feel comfortable throughout the whole treatment.
October 3, 2015
Missing one or more teeth is stressful on its own, but for patients who experience dental anxiety or phobia or have pain management problems with local anesthetic alone, replacing missing teeth may seem impossible. The fear can be even more crippling for patients who wish to have dental implants surgically placed. We have good news for these patients. At Delmarva Sedation Dentistry, Dr. Edward T. Dougherty and his Ocean City, MD dental team offer outstanding implant dentistry in a friendly, calming practice with the added benefit of sedation dentistry experts on staff. If you’re interested in finding out about dental implants or other tooth replacement options and how dental sedation can help, call the Delmarva Sedation Dentistry team today.