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Anxious Patients


You deserve to receive the much-postponed dental treatment. If you are one of the millions who suffer from dental anxiety, YOU ARE NOT ALONE!

Your anxiety may stem from: bad dental experiences, painful dental experiences, fear of injections or needles, fear of drills, fear of pain, advanced dental problems, concerns of sterilization standards or any other apprehensions. Has it been 2, 5, 10 or 20 years since your last dental visit?

No matter how paralyzing and hopeless it may seem or how long is has been, we can help you. When you visit us for a consultation, you will find that Dr . Sanmartín and our entire team are very warm and understanding. We will take the time to discuss your specific fears or concerns to make sure that they are all addressed. Together with you we will come up with the best plan tailored for your specific needs, concerns or requests.


Conscious Sedation

Is often today's preferred method for patients with lengthy dental procedures or a fear of the dentist. It not only minimizes the anxiety typically associated with a visit to the dentist, but combined with advanced methods in local anesthesia, patients also enjoy a more comfortable, relaxing, and safer experience. Conscious sedation also allows multiple procedures to be completed during one visit. The stress and inconvenience of returning multiple times for treatment can be eliminated. This especially appeals to people who are unable to make time in their busy schedules to have complex treatment done, which would normally take several appointments.

Sedated patients are in a safe "twilight sleep," and breathing on their own. They are aware of what is going on around them, can answer when spoken to, and move or adjust if need be, but when it is all said and done, the patient will usually have little recall of the dental experience. Recovery time is a lot faster than general anesthesia, and typically lasts 30-45 minutes after the procedure is complete, at which time the patient can be released in the company of responsible adult.

If you are one who has put off a visit to the dentist for a long time, or whose schedule simply will not accommodate multiple visits, you may wish to consider conscious sedation dentistry. A confidential call to a treatment coordinator can help you get the answers you need to decide.


Things we do to help reduce your anxiety

Dental Anxiety Screening: We will provide you with a questionnaire to allow you to express in details your feelings, concerns, fears or apprehensions in your first visit. That way we will be better able to reduce your anxiety, taking the most appropriate steps to ensure success.

Case Presentation: We will present the proposed treatment or dental recommendations before going forward with the procedures, so that you have plenty of time to ask questions and get all your concerns addressed by us. You will be informed before treatment is rendered.

State-of-the-Art Technology and Techniques: Our office invest to employ the very best technology available in Dentistry today ranging x-rays, various computerized equipment to sterilization systems. Latest techniques and materials are utilized to help maximize your comfort.

Exceptional Caring Team: Dr. Sanmartín and each member of our team is gentle, compassionate, patient focused and caring.

Low Stress and Non Rush Atmosphere: You are the most important person in our practice. Full personal attention and pampering awaits you. Sufficient time is allocated for each of our patients so there will be no hectic rushing through your procedure to get to the next patient.

Beautiful Soothing Facility With Amenities to Help You Relax: We will provide you with music; warm blankets, pillows and refreshments are just a few examples of the many items we provide to make your visit as confortable as possible.

Anxyiolysis Sedation Dentistry: We prescribe a pill for you to take to reduce anxiety. It is a very safe and effective way to help make your appointment stress-free. It can be used for any dental appointment even cleanings.