Odontophobia or fear of visiting the dentist is not uncommon. It is actually shared by nearly half of all Americans. Until recently, these patients had a couple of choices- suck it up and deal with the stress, or avoid the dentist altogether. Unfortunately avoiding the dentist is like avoiding taking care of your automobile- eventually your mouth, like your car, will break down. Dr. Kostrzewski elaborates, “Forgoing visits to your dentist not only puts you at higher risk for your oral health, but it allows your oral health problems to build to the point when drastic dental treatments become necessary.”
Sedation dentistry utilizes sedatives to place patients in a state of relaxation and can be administered safely by Dr. Kostrzewski and his highly trained dental team. What was once only available through specialists has now been made available through dental practices who have undergone the intensive training to be able to administer and become state certified in sedation dentistry. Sedation dentistry is great for anxious patients who would normally avoid visiting the dentist or for patients who feel uncomfortable sitting through a long procedure.
To learn more about sedation dentistry in Connecticut visit Dr. Kostrzewski’