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Sedation Dentistry

Oral Sedation Dentistry

Nearly 30% of the population is afraid of the dentist.

Additional studies have shown that up to 75% adults in the U.S. experience

some degree of dental fear.

This means that millions of patients across the nation are searching for a way to have their dentistry completed without the anxiety and fear that normally accompanies a trip to the dentist.

Dental fear is a hidden phobia that no one wants to talk about.  Many people are embarrassed to admit their fears and even more afraid to confront them.  Often times not even loved ones are aware of their apprehension.  Worse yet, these people may have never known that oral sedation dentistry was an option.

When Dr. Billings and Dr. Murphy of Eastern Shore Dental Care first started practicing, they were amazed to discover how many people were afraid and embarrassed to go to the dentist.  They would come to their office trembling or teary-eyed, with their hearts pounding in their chests like a drum.  After sitting down with countless patients all experiencing the same symptoms, Dr. Billings and Dr. Murphy recognized that something needed to be done to help them.  That’s when they decided to obtain training in oral sedation dentistry.

Sedation dentistry has drawn the attention of The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and it has even been featured on Good Morning America.

The Eastern Shore is one of the growing areas to have trained sedation dentists available locally.

It’s not just a trend…  it’s a new level of dental care.


Sedation dentistry not only creates a relaxing and anxiety-free experience for you, it also allows your dentist to accomplish more dentistry in a single visit—meaning you have to return fewer times to complete your treatment.

While these methods and medications cannot make fear magically disappear, they can give patients the confidence and peace-of-mind to experience dental procedures in a whole new way.  Patients who were once anxious and fearful—and put off having their dental work completed—can receive their dental care while they are totally relaxed and comfortable.  Hours pass like mere minutes and more dentistry can be performed in a single visit because the dentist is able to work more efficiently. Sedation dentistry can also help reduce the mounting economic costs and repercussions of untreated dental disease.  It is a win-win for both the patient and the dentist.

Whether you require a single filling or are looking to have your entire smile restored, sedation dentistry can help you achieve optimum dental health in the most comfortable way possible.

To learn more about sedation dentistry, give us a call.

We’ll be happy to answer any questions and discuss oral sedation dentistry treatment with you.


Worry Free Dentistry At Last!


Drs. Scott Billings and Dr. Christopher Murphy have recently published a book entitled:

Worry-Free Dentistry At Last! A Patient’s Guide to Anxiety-Free Dentistry

available now at in print and kindle edition.