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One of the newest trends in dentistry is sedation dentistry.  Because so many Stamford, Connecticut residents are frightened about the dentist, many dread and subsequently put off visiting.  The Stein Dental Group wants to put this fear to ease and show that years of fear can be eliminated in the right hands.  This fear maybe from childhood or may exist as a fear of all doctors.  Dental phobia is a reality and it hurts the nation’s collective dental health and Dr. Stein would like to change that about dentistry in Stamford.  Regardless, it is crucial for all patients to regularly see their dentist and if a patient is fearful about attending the dentist, they are less likely to.  Sedation dentistry is a possible outcome for people with this fear.  Sedation dentistry provides a relaxing and anxiety-free visit for people that need dental treatment.  It is estimated that 30 percent of the population avoids the dentist due to fear and these numbers hold true about dentistry in Stamford.  This is a very common phenomenon across all types of people both here in Stamford, CT and across the nation.  Sedation is a process used to establish a relaxed, easy and calm state through the use of sedatives. Sedative drugs (tranquillizers, depressants, anti-anxiety medications, nitrous oxide, etc.) can be administered in a variety of ways. In the past, intravenous (IV) sedation — sedatives delivered via intravenous injection to the hand or arm — was predominantly used to produce a sedated state for dental treatment.  Nowadays Dr. Stein, most commonly treats people through the use of an oral tablet as has become common across dentistry in Stamford.  IV sedation is extremely safe as long as it is administered by a trained professional. Today, however, sedation dentistry has evolved to be even more conducive to a relaxing experience.  In the past, inhalation of nitrous oxide was the most common form of sedation.  Then for a long time, IVs were used to administer the sedatives.  However, it was found that a lot of people were also apprehensive about the needle as well.  Dentistry in Stamford is now most commonly treated with oral sedation, which combines the strong sedative qualities of the IV, while also allowing unencumbered access to the patient.  Oral sedation is the most common form of sedation.  A patient typically takes a pill as they are being driven to the dentists’ office.  Once they reach the dentists’ chair they are extremely relaxed and can still follow the dentist’s orders.  This is one of the advantages of oral sedation.  The patient can still follow orders, but doesn’t feel any pain, discomfort, or anxiety.  Many patients end the treatment with no memory of the procedure at all.  Many more dentists are beginning to offer this treatment since so many individuals have expressed an interest in it.  There is no stigma with this treatment and it figures to continue to grow in popularity.  It has certainly proven to be popular in among dentistry in Stamford Connecticut.  Any technique that is easy and requires no needles in order for patients to become totally relaxed is going to be a welcome one.  Regardless of the type of sedation dentistry you receive, it is crucial to have a caregiver accompany you to the procedure.  It is especially important to have someone to drive you to and from the appointment.
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1081 Hope St
Stamford, CT, 06907
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