Sedation Dentistry Helps Alleviate Patient Anxiety at Fort Lee, NJ Dental Practice

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The Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation (DOCS) recently released a study showing 30% of Americans avoid the dentist because of fear or anxiety. Dr. Joel Singer says he uses sedation dentistry at this New Jersey dental practice to not only calm patient fears, but also begin to forge a stronger relationship with patients that may have had negative dental experiences in the past.

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Cosmetic Dentist in New Jersey on Sedation Dentistry

Many times, phobic patients might not get the dental treatment until something hurts or breaks, which is why we don’t start any treatment until the patient is really comfortable.

According to a recent study conducted by the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation (DOCS), 30% of Americans avoid dental visits because of fear or anxiety. Dr. Joel Singer provides a wide range of dental treatments, including general, cosmetic, and sedation dentistry in New Jersey. He says experiencing anxiety before any type of health-related office visit is common for many patients; however, he adds that the anxiety for some patients can reach an uncomfortable and stressful degree, which is why he offers patients the choice of several levels of sedation at his New Jersey dentistry practice.

Dr. Singer says sedation dentistry is also commonly referred to as sleep dentistry, though patients are never fully anesthetized or unconscious. He says patients merely reach a relaxed state, allowing them to remain unaware of the treatment. Whether he is replacing crowns or dentures, or fixing stained and chipped teeth, Dr. Singer says he is able to accomplish more work in each appointment when using sedation dentistry, thereby reducing the number of office visits required for a number of comprehensive procedures.

At his New Jersey dental practice, Dr. Singer says he most often uses oral sedation dentistry, which requires patients to take a small pill prior to treatment, and then allows them to remain comfortable throughout the entire procedure. The oral sedation method also means no needles are required, which Dr. Singer says further alleviates any anxiety or fear his patients may experience. “Many times, phobic patients might not get the dental treatment until something hurts or breaks, which is why we don’t start any treatment until the patient is really comfortable.”

About Joel Singer, DMD

Dr. Joel Singer earned his dental degree from Mount Sinai Medical Center, where he also served as Clinical Instructor. He has been practicing privately since 1988, while continuously pursuing the latest technology in general and cosmetic dentistry, as well as advanced training in sedation dentistry with the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation (DOCS). Dr. Singer has achieved fellowship status in the Academy of General Dentistry, and is an active member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

Dr. Singer’s New Jersey dentistry practice is located at 327 Bridge Plaza North, Fort Lee, NJ 07024. The practice can be reached at (201) 592-6222, or found online at singerdentist.com or facebook.com/Singerdentist?ref=ts.

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