Dental Anxiety Towson, MD

If you have been avoiding the dentist due to a negative past experience or fear of surgical procedures, we welcome you to schedule a visit to our office. Prosthodontists Dr. Keith Boenning and Dr. Nathan Dancykier work one-on-one with anxious or fearful patients to identify their health needs. They address patients’ stressors so they can get the care they need.

Some patients may avoid biannual dental checkups because they are anxious about visiting the dentist. However, patients who avoid visiting the dentist may not get the treatment they need quickly enough, creating complex issues from minor dental concerns when left untreated.

Visiting our dental office will lower your chance of developing dental problems like tooth decay and gum disease.

Dr. Boenning and Dr. Dancykier treat patients with dental anxiety in Towson, MD. They offer a variety of options to help patients feel relaxed while treating their dental concerns.

Treat Dental Anxiety in Towson, Maryland

Solutions for Dental Anxiety

Dr. Boenning and Dr. Dancykier discuss treatment plans with each patient prior to their care so that they can better understand their procedure. As dental specialists, Dr. Boenning and Dr. Dancykier offer the latest in modern dental care. Our dentists have also continued their education to keep up with the latest dental procedures and methods.

Sedation dentistry helps patients with dental anxiety feel at ease while visiting the dentist for routine care or complex procedures. Dr. Boenning and Dr. Dancykier personalize their care by discussing medical history, goals, and concerns before sedation. They make sure that patients feel comfortable before their treatment.

They will review options with patients before choosing the appropriate method. Sedation dentistry allows patients to receive dental care while feeling relaxed. Patients can receive pain-free care with little to no memory of their procedure with dental sedation.

Nitrous Oxide

Also known as ‘laughing gas’, nitrous oxide is a safe way to feel total relaxation with receiving dental treatments. We will place a small mask over your nose that will deliver the gas throughout the dental appointment. You will instantly feel relaxed and all your anxiety will be gone. Once we place the mask, you will feel the effect immediately.

Even though you will be in a deep state of relaxation, you will still be able to communicate with the dentist and control your body movements. Once we remove the mask, the effects will quickly wear off.

Oral Sedation

We use oral sedation for patients with severe anxiety problems. Before your appointment, we will prescribe an oral medication that you will take about an hour before you arrive. Since it is taken in pill form, it will take a while for the effects to kick in.

The medication will put you into a deep state of relaxation but you will not be asleep. You can still move and communicate however you will not feel panicked or anxious. The medication may take several hours to wear off after your appointment. You will need to have transportation to and from your appointment.

Request a Consultation Today

Do you or a loved one struggle with dental fear or anxiety? Call 410.324.2294 or schedule an appointment with our dentists on our website. Dr. Boenning, Dr. Dancykier, and their dental team are dedicated to assisting patients with all of their dental needs. They aim to create a warm and friendly environment in their Towson office.