Bypass Your Anxieties with Dental Sedation | Plainview CT dentist

Bypass Your Anxieties with Dental Sedation

  • September 22, 2017

You have a toothache. Or, you had a toothache that has developed into something much stronger than an ache. Your mouth is throbbing, and you know you need help. But as you reach for the phone, your stomach drops. A trip to the dentist doesn’t bring feelings of relief. Instead, the idea of a waiting room gives you chills.

Does this sound familiar? If so, you’re in good company. Around 40 million people avoid the dentist because of anxiety and fear. We get it: you had a bad experience, or maybe you’re afraid of having one. Perhaps you get freaked out at the idea of someone’s hands in your mouth. Or you have a super sensitive gag reflex.

With dental sedation at our Plainview, CT office, you can finally relax. At Gentle Dental Care, we’re committed to giving you an experience that will change your perspective.

Sedation Means an Anxiety-Free Visit


You know your discomfort won’t go away on its own. If you don’t face your fear, you could face long-term effects. But this adds to your unease, doesn’t it? Having to choose between pain and fear can escalate until you don’t know the beginning or the end of your anxiety.

The end of your anxiety is dental sedation. Instead of deciding between two types of misery, choose the option that avoids both.

If this sounds like a dream, you might want to pinch yourself (not too hard!). This is a real solution. By receiving a sedative before we do any work, you will be in a state of total relaxation. You won’t know or care about what’s going on around you. You also won’t remember your procedure once it’s over. We can perform the dental work you need, and you’ll awaken with a happier smile and no bad memories.

The last thing you want is to stress about a procedure designed to calm you down. How do you know you will be sedated enough, or that you’ll be safe? At Gentle Dental Care, we put your comfort and safety first. That’s why the following are our priorities:

  • Dr. Peltzer completes ten times the education Connecticut requires.
  • We only use hospital-grade equipment.
  • We monitor your vital signs to make sure you’re safe and relaxed.

What about long-term effects? Dental sedation doesn’t have any long-term negative effects. However, you may see long-term improvement in your life:

  • Your anxiety may lessen or disappear entirely.
  • Continued visits will prevent tooth decay and gum disease.
  • Improvements in your oral health will impact your general health.
  • You will see a greater quality of life!

Don’t be Afraid if You Need a Lot of Dental Work Done


What if it’s been a really long time since you went to the dentist? You’ve been ignoring pain and embarrassment because your fear is stronger. Now you’re not sure how much work you need done, or how long it will take. If one trip to the dentist makes your heart race, what will multiple trips do? If only you could get it all done at once!

With dental sedation, you can! We accomplish a lot while you’re relaxed, including several procedures. All without causing you any pain. We work quickly because we have staff dedicated to making sure you’re properly sedated, freeing up Dr. Peltzer to focus on your smile. These safety measures mean you can remain sedated for as long as you need to be. You won’t flinch or squirm, which keeps us free from distraction.

It’s Time to Conquer Your Fear of the Dentist


We want to give you three reasons to smile:

  • Because you’re no longer in pain
  • Because your dental anxiety is gone
  • Because you want to show off!

Imagine having a broad, beautiful smile. Imagine a toothache being just a toothache. Imagine feeling confident about taking care of mouth pain right when you feel it. Imagine scheduling a routine cleaning and seeing it as just that: routine. This doesn’t have to be a fantasy.

We know your anxiety is real. If you can’t “just get over it” (and who can?), try getting around it. Replace bad memories with good feelings. We know your life will change. Trade in your shame for confidence and give yourself a grin to be proud of. You deserve the joy of a perfect smile with the dignity of not letting a fear of pain stop you anymore. It’s time to stop letting anxiety win.

Show your fear who’s boss by calling Gentle Dental Care about dental sedation at 860-479-2397.



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