Dr. Bret B. Gilsdorf helps treat dental anxiety by offering sedation dentistry.
MANHATTAN, KS, December 24, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- As many as one-fifth of all Americans avoid going to the dentist because of anxiety or fear, according to WebMD. Dental anxiety can be troublesome because people failing to seek dental care may experience dental decay that can lead to infections that affect the whole body. To help reduce his patients' fears related to going to the dentist, Dr. Bret B. Gilsdorf, a Manhattan, KS dentist, offers sedation dentistry.
Sedation dentistry is a dental service designed to help patients relax during dental procedures, alleviating dental fears and making for a less anxiety-inducing experience at the dentist. Dr. Gilsdorf has undergone special training in sedation dentistry. He is a graduate of the Montefiore Medical Center University Hospital for Albert Einstein
College of Medicine mini-residency in intravenous sedation in Bronx, NY.
This week-long intensive course features 90 hours of curriculum related to the pharmacology and psychology of dental anxiety and I.V. sedation, respectively. The Academy of General Dentistry-approved course is a highly competitive course that world-renowned experts in sedation dentistry lead. Topics include nitrous oxide oxygen sedation, starting an I.V., monitoring a patient and how particular drugs affect a patient's body.
"I want my patients to know they should not be ashamed or afraid to admit their anxiety related to dentistry procedures," says Dr. Gilsdorf, a dentist in Manhattan, KS. "I have actively worked to pursue continuing education experiences that enriched my knowledge of sedation dentistry and methods to relieve patients' fears."
Common signs someone may be experiencing dental anxiety include only going to the dentist when in extreme pain, difficulty sleeping the night before a dental appointment, intense feelings of nervousness while waiting to see a dentist or being filled with thoughts of anxiety, anger or illness at the thought of going to the dentist.
Patients may feel helpless or embarrassed by their fears.
Thanks to his sedation dentistry training, Dr. Gilsdorf, a sedation dentist in Manhattan, KS, is able to discuss dental anxieties with his patients in a non-judgmental environment and determine what medical interventions, such as medications or I.V. sedation, may relieve patients' anxieties. This can help patients finally seek dental care they need. Because skipping visits to the dentist and poor oral health is linked with poor health and a shorter life expectancy. Embracing sedation dentistry techniques can help patients have healthy teeth they are proud to show off.
To learn about additional services Dr. Gilsdorf offers at his Dentistry By Design office, call (785) 539-2314. His Manhattan, KS sedation dentistry office is located at 1110 Westport Drive. To view Dr. Gilsdorf's website, visit www.dentalcaremanhattan.com
to learn about procedures he offers as well as to request an appointment online.Media Contact:
Dr. Bret B. Gilsdorf
Dentistry By Design
1110 Westport Drive
Manhattan, KS 66502
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