Stephen Matarazzo D.M.D. is your partner for optimal oral health
Finding a dentist who you feel comfortable with, and trusting of, is important to creating your very best smile. It is in your dentist’s office that your immediate dental needs are handled, and dental problems prevented. Without a comfortable, trusting relationship, you may find that you avoid making necessary check-up appointments. This habit, in the end, only leads to an increased risk of complex issues such as infection and gum disease. With the goal of creating a trusting doctor-patient relationship, Dr. Matarazzo takes steps to communicate clearly with each patient after carefully listening to their goals and concerns.
One way in which Stephen Matarazzo D.M.D. excels in patient care is with his understanding of dental anxiety. Millions of people suffer from such debilitating anxiety that they avoid seeing their dentist. This habit only perpetuates fears because the dentist is only seen in urgent situations, after oral health has been significantly impacted. Our practice is focused on creating comfortable experiences. We want to help our patients overcome their dental anxieties, one visit at a time.
For those who feel anxious about visiting the dentist, help is available through effective sedation. Regardless of the underlying cause of dental anxiety, an appropriate oral sedative can mean the difference between tension and total comfort. Before administering treatment, Dr. Matarazzo meets with patients to discuss their fears. Rather than simply handling severe anxiety with medication, it is important to us that we understand our patients and the basis for their fears. In this way, we are able to provide truly personalized care.
Sedation dentistry has been in use for several years, with various forms of sedatives used based on patient need. Oral conscious sedation is administered in pill form. Sedation patients take their prescribed sedative in the hours before their visit, which allows them to arrive at our office with a greater peace of mind. Before beginning treatment, our team will ensure that the effects of the sedative are optimal, and will administer local anesthetic to ensure no discomfort is felt. Although oral sedatives do not have a “put under” effect, a significant degree of calm can be accomplished, leading to more positive dental experiences.
You deserve to enjoy your healthiest smile. Dr. Matarazzo, your partner in oral health, will ensure your comfort during your visits. Contact us to benefit from sedation dentistry.