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Health benefits of IV sedation explained by Greensboro dentist

Health Benefits of IV Sedation in Greensboro area

If you are uneasy or nervous about visiting the dentist, you are not alone. In fact, up to 15 percent of adults in the United States have avoided visiting the dentist because they have anxiety about the dentist’s office or receiving treatment. Dental phobia is real, and at the practice of Dr. Steven L. Hatcher, our team is here to help you obtain the oral health care you need while maintaining your comfort and easing your worries. At our Greensboro, NC office, IV sedation is an effective way of managing dental fears. Below, our dentists explain the health benefits of … Continue reading

IV sedation option available for Greensboro, NC area patients seeking dental treatment

Dentist checking patient's mouth

Patients in Greensboro, NC area are interested in getting dental treatments are often worried about the anxiety they may experience before and during their appointment. It is common for patients to have dental anxieties, regardless of the treatment they are seeking. If you think that a visit to the dentist cannot possibly involve relaxation, think again! Drs. Steven Hatcher, Chad Merrell, and Victoria Santiago-Coiro are excited to offer options for calming dental anxieties such as IV sedation. What is IV sedation? Patients who want to rest comfortably during their next dental treatment are encouraged to ask our team about the … Continue reading

Greensboro dentist discusses the history of sedation dental treatment

Dr. Steven Hatcher get the dental treatment they need without pain or anxiety.

This history of dentistry dates back some 14,000 years to an Italian tooth treated with flint instruments. However, current archeological research indicates that Neanderthals may have used rudimentary dental tools 130,000 years ago! From those ancient eras to current times, discomfort and anxiety associated with dental treatment has no doubt been a concern. Greensboro dentist, Dr. Steven Hatcher shares this brief but intriguing lesson in role of sedation in dentistry. Pain vs. anxiety In the context of dental sedation, pain and anxiety are often confused. While both triggered by a primal “fight or flight” survival instinct, the actual responses are … Continue reading

Greensboro area patients can relax during a dental extraction with sedation

dental extraction with sedation from dentist in Greensboro

It is not unusual for Drs. Steven Hatcher and Sona Isharani to have a patient who requires a dental extraction. Why remove a tooth? There are many reasons a patient may require the removal of a tooth. They include, but are not limited to: A tooth with an extremely large cavity Injury to the tooth, such as breakage or extensive damage Failed root canal therapy Removal of the wisdom teeth due to pain Removal of teeth to prepare for orthodontic work (specifically when overcrowding is present) Do dental extractions hurt? There are two types of dental extractions that are performed … Continue reading

Sedation dentistry offered for patient comfort in NC dental practice

for patient comfort dental sedation available from sedation dentist in Greensboro

Some people would never believe they could ever relax in a dental chair. Past experiences may contribute to great anxiety in anticipation of dental procedures. A negative to being fearful of the dentist is that care may be postponed or avoided altogether. This is not a valid solution not attending necessary appointments can lead to more severe dental problems in the future. Worsening conditions may lead to pain or more invasive dental procedures, heightening anxiety.   Patients of Dr. Steven L. Hatcher and Dr. Sona J. Isharani in and around Greensboro, NC, have access to their extensive training and compassionate … Continue reading

Inhalation sedation administered by your Greensboro, NC dentist, makes treatment more pleasant

Inhalation sedation available from sedation dentist in Greensboro

The word “pleasant” is typically not one most people would associate with dentistry. It is an unfortunate fact that there are millions of people who put off seeing their dentist because they have had out and out unpleasant experiences at some point. Dr. Hatcher is focused on patient care and strives to help every patient get the most from his or her time in our office. At the same time, we understand that a gentle touch and clear communication may not be sufficient to end anxious feelings for every person we see. For this reason, Dr. Hatcher has included sedation … Continue reading

Sedation can put an end to dental fear for patients in Greensboro NC

Sedation dentist in Greensboro put an end to dental fear for patients

Most people visit the dentist because they know what it takes to maintain healthy teeth and gums. Routine care such as checkups, cleanings, and preventive treatments may be understood as necessary and are obtained as needed. For many, however, this is done with feelings of immense stress and even fear. Though it was believed that the majority of people see their dentist regularly, professionals are becoming increasingly aware that this may not be accurate. Due to intense anxiety, millions of people avoid receiving care, even when they know they need it.   Dr. Hatcher and his dental team want their … Continue reading

Who doesn’t love the idea of pain-free dental procedures in Greensboro?

pain-free dental procedures from sedation dentist in Greensboro

Dental anxiety is a reality for millions of people. The stress that is experienced ranges from mild anxiety that makes dental visits a bit unpleasant to distress at the mere thought of visiting the dentist. Patients of Dr. Hatcher are encouraged to put their fear aside and consider what it would be like to experience pain-free dental procedures. Individuals in the Greensboro area do not have to endure painful dental problems, nor do they have to fear the treatment that can save their smile. Thanks to simple sedation like nitrous oxide, dentistry can be a breeze.   Nitrous oxide is … Continue reading

Dentist in Greensboro discusses methods for dealing with dental fear

solution from sedation dentist in Greensboro for dental fear

Dr. Steven L. Hatcher has worked with many patients in the Greensboro area dealing with dental fear and anxiety. Nervousness surrounding dental visits is common. Patients of all ages struggle with anxiety during their dental appointments. They should not be embarrassed about their dental fears. Instead, they should be open and honest with their dentist about their anxieties so they can be addressed and patients can feel more comfortable with their dental care. There are even times when patients become more at ease with our team and no longer need to deal with their anxieties. However, in the meantime, these … Continue reading

NC practice provides IV sedation dentistry

IV sedation from sedation dentist in Greensboro

Dental fears are nothing new to Dr. Steven L. Hatcher of Greensboro, NC. He understands that many patients, young and old, male and female, may experience anxiety around visiting the dentist, even for the simplest treatments such as cleanings and examinations. He understands that many patients have had negative experiences in the dental chair and link that chair to pain and discomfort. He understands that some patients are very nervous about having others in their personal space, or patients with strong gag reflexes find dental treatments to be very stressful and uncomfortable. This is why Dr. Steven L. Hatcher encourages … Continue reading


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