Philadelphia, Main Line, and Ardmore, Pennsylvania Cosmetic Dentistry
Painless Dentistry Expertise
Overview of Painless Dentistry
Millions of Americans suffer from significant dental anxieties. These are not just the usual nerves most people experience before going to the dentist. Instead, dental anxiety is a serious, nearly debilitating condition that can cause people to put off needed dental work for years.
That’s why Dr. Lindsey Marshall offers sedation dentistry, aka “painless dentistry,” to her patients in the Philadelphia area. With painless dentistry, Dr. Marshall can make either general dentistry or cosmetic dentistry visits much less stressful.
If you’re a resident of the Main Line area of Philadelphia and you suffer from dental anxiety, please call cosmetic dentist Dr. Lindsey Marshall at (610) 649-0696 to learn more about painless dentistry.
Why Choose Painless Dentistry
Our Philadelphia-area patients who inquire about painless dentistry often have serious dental conditions that need to be addressed. However, their fears have prevented them from getting the procedures they need.
Whatever the specific cause of your dental anxiety, our painless dentistry can help. Dr. Marshall will use sedation dentistry to give you a more relaxed, pleasant dental experience.
Uses for Sedation Dentistry
Dr. Marshall’s painless sedation dentistry can help you if you’re suffering from:
- A fear of needles
- Low pain tolerance and/or fear of pain associated with dental work
- A difficult, traumatizing or painful past dental experience
- Difficult associations with the sights, smells & sounds of a dental office
What Is Sedation Dentistry?
In sedation dentistry, we will use sedatives to put you in a kind of “twilight” state. You will still be conscious enough to be aware of your surroundings and respond to Dr. Marshall’s instructions.
However, you will not feel pain from your cosmetic dentistry or general dentistry procedure, and you’ll be in a pleasant, almost dream-like state. You likely won’t remember much of the procedure after undergoing painless dentistry.
Sedation Dentistry vs Sleep Dentistry
Painless sedation dentistry is different from sleep dentistry, which uses a general anesthetic to put you to sleep during your procedure. With sedation dentistry your post-procedure recovery will be much shorter and simpler. Still, you should have someone available to drive you home after your appointment.
There are a wide range of sedatives used in painless dentistry, including:
Dr. Marshall will discuss all the details with you before you undergo painless dentistry. Make sure you reveal any drug allergies you might have.