Fear of the dentist is the number one reason patients say they do not visit the dentist. Millions of Americans ignore their dental health for years due to dental anxiety. Unfortunately, avoiding dental care can lead to more complex dental concerns. Visiting the dentist frequently can help avoid the need for advanced dental procedures. It keeps your teeth and gums healthy and allows the dentist to discover issues early on when treatment is easier and less painful.

Sedation dentistry offers patients who fear the dentist a way to relax and stay calm during their visit to the dentist. Dr. Weinstock and Dr. Waasdorp offer sedation dentistry options so patients can receive the oral health care they need to prevent further issues.


Sedation dentistry offers patients many benefits. Most importantly it allows our patients to achieve optimal oral health and then also maintain it. It is very important to take the health of your teeth and gums seriously because they affect so many aspects of your life. Being sedated will keep you calm and relaxed during the treatments you are receiving.

Not only will it put your anxiety at ease, but it also allows Dr. Weinstock and Dr. Waasdorp to perform multiple treatments in one visit to our Philadelphia area dental practice. This means fewer trips to the dentist that will save you time and money.

The added bonus to being sedated is how little you will remember of the procedures you will receive. For an appointment that lasts a few hours, it may actually feel like less than an hour to you. Although you will not be asleep, you will not be aware of what is going on for the most part. You will have no awareness of the sights, sounds, or smells that are typical for a dentist office.

Some people suffer from an overly sensitive gag reflex. This is a huge issue when visiting the dentist requires hands and tools in your mouth. Being sedated will paralyze your gag reflex allowing Dr. Weinstock and Dr. Waasdorp to work faster and more efficient. Pain and anxiety free procedures are now possible with the help of sedation dentistry.