Discover Your Options with Your Sedation Dentist in State College

May 1, 2017

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Your sedation dentist in State College provides multiple options for sedation.The American Dental Association recommends everyone visits their dentist twice a year for preventive care; however, this is not always easy. When you live with dental fears, even the simplest of dental appointments can cause you a great deal of anxiety. As a result, you can delay dental care due to your discomfort. In fact, as much as 15% of Americans do not see their dentist regularly due to dental phobias. Dr. Chris Devlin understands your hesitation but does not want to see you put your dental care on hold. As a sedation dentist in State College, he offers multiple types of sedation to help you relax and enjoy your time at the dentist.

Sedation Dentist in State College Answers Your FAQs

July 30, 2016

sedation dentist in state collegeDoes the thought of visiting the dentist make you want to run and hide? Sedation dentistry can calm even the uneasiest nerves. Dr. Chris Devlin is the sedation dentist in State College helping patients of all ages overcome their fear of the dentist. Learn more about the practice in our sedation dentistry FAQ!


For a Sedation Dentist, State College Turns to Dr. Devlin

March 14, 2016

sedation dentistSome people are afraid of Dr. Devlin. Yes, he was a linebacker at Penn State University and then played four seasons in the NFL with the Cincinnati Bengals—but that’s not it. Some people are simply afraid of visiting the dentist, so Dr. Devlin understands when people don’t want to come see him. However, he also knows that these are the same people who really do need to see a dentist, because their oral health has probably been neglected for too long. If you count yourself among people who have dental anxiety, then schedule a visit with Dr. Devlin, the sedation dentist State College residents rely on for comforting and compassionate care.


Oral Conscious Sedation Can Help You Get Through Any Dental Procedure

August 10, 2015

Oral conscious sedation can help you get through a dental procedure.When it comes receiving dental treatment, most patients are too afraid to even come through the door. Why is that? It could be for several reasons: something that happened during their childhood, a recent experience at a dental office, or any other unfortunate accident that occurred. No matter how you slice it, dental phobia is a real ailment for some patients, and one that requires attention. Dental phobia has such influence over a person that they may choose to forgo any treatment. This is a very bad idea. Your overall well-being counts on other parts of your body to operate at maximum efficiency, including your mouth. We want you to know that you have options when it comes to receiving comfortable treatment. Sedation dentistry offers a solution for those that are anxious or too afraid to receive dental treatment. At our office in State College, PA, Dr.Devlin administers the best sedation dentistry tactics in the area. It’s time you stopped suffering from dental phobia and start taking care of your oral health without fear.

Finally Find Peace at the Dentist’s Office with Sedation Dentistry in State College, PA

April 10, 2014

Shutterstock Sleep SedationIf you find that you feel anxious or afraid when it comes to visiting the dentist, even for a relatively simply treatment, you are certainly not alone. Many people experience feelings of apprehension regarding dental procedures, resulting in reluctance to seek out the treatment they need to stay healthy. Fortunately, Dr. Chris J. Devlin offers a comprehensive solution to the common fears associated with oral healthcare procedures in the form of sedation dentistry. Located in State College, PA, our family-friendly office offers dental sedation options that suit your unique needs and lifestyle, making it easier and more comfortable than ever to visit the dentist.

Why Choose Sedation Dentistry?

For many adults, a negative experience as a child or adolescent has resulted in a fear of visiting the dentist. The sights, sounds, and sensations of needles, drills, and other equipment might instill a feeling of dread, causing you to avoid going to the dentist at all. Dr. Devlin and our entire team completely understand and empathize with our patients’ feelings; that’s why we offer two types of sedation dentistry techniques to help you relax and feel absolutely comfortable while you’re with us.

Oral conscious sedation – which may include the use of nitrous oxide, an oral sedative, or a combination of the two – allows you to quickly and easily slip into a state of full calm, though you’ll still be conscious during your treatment. Don’t be surprised, though, if you find it difficult to remember the events of your visit after you’re done!

IV sedation, another common form of sedation dentistry, is capable of inducing a number of states of consciousness, from a feeling of deep drowsiness to a fully restful sleep. You’ll doze peacefully while your treatment is performed as our team monitors you for your safety. Before you know it, your treatment will be complete!

Schedule Your Appointment Today

If you’ve been putting off much-needed dental work due to negative feelings or associations with dental treatment, we understand and we want to help. Now, with sedation dentistry options at the office of Dr. Chris J. Devlin, you can finally relax and enjoy full peace of mind in the dental chair. Our dedication to your comfort, happiness, and overall wellbeing is our promise to you and your family. Contact our office in State College, PA today to schedule your appointment. We can’t wait to show you what a difference our patient-centric approach can make in your next dental experience! Our practice also happily welcomes families from the surrounding areas of Centre Hall, Bellefonte, Altoona, and beyond.

Sedation Dentist in State College

October 24, 2013

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Sedation Dentist in State College Dr. Devlin Eases Anxiety and Pain

“Life is pain, and anyone who says different, is selling something”.

That’s a quote from Wesley, a main character in the movie “The Princess Bride”. We have allget-attachment.aspx experienced pain in one form or another. It is a fact of living. To totally remove yourself from any risk of pain you must also remove yourself from any chance of joy and other positive experiences. In addition to the obvious negative of physical discomfort pain can also cause an emotional response of fear, that little word that conjures up all types of negative emotion. Increased heart rate, sweat, and a myriad of neurological effects all from that little word. Some fears are helpful. But fear can also be destructive and illogical. I’ve heard it said that the opposite of love is not hate but fear. When we fear something too much we give it power to hurt us. It paralyzes our positive emotions. Love, faith, peace, joy, all the fruits of the Spirit cannot benefit us when fear is predominate in our lives. Fear keeps many from seeking dental care that would enhance their health, comfort and self image. There is a way to get out of self-destructive dental fear. Face it and do the thing you are afraid of and its power over you will be broken.

We are here to help you overcome your fear of seeing a dentist. Sedation Dentistry is
a tool we can use to help you gain the comfort and confidence to smile again.
Using new medicines designed specifically for your safety and comfort, you can have
your teeth restored without pain and without re-living the painful memories of your past
dental experience. Don’t let fear keep you in pain. We can help. Call us and we’ll help get you back on the
path to health and give you the confidence to smile again.

Relaxing IV Sedation from Dr. Chris J. Devlin

June 29, 2012


Do you avoid essential trips to the dentist because of anxiety? At Dr. Chris J. Devlin’s State College dental office, we have an effective solution that’s helping patients overcome feelings of fear to enjoy a soothing visit. It’s called IV sedation.

Though mostly used for oral surgery or time-consuming procedures, IV sedation can be paired with just about any of our services to help patients with moderate to severe dental anxiety. As a result, patients who have put off regular care or an important procedure can look forward to receiving the help they need without any fear.

But IV sedation isn’t just a great option for patients with dental anxiety—other patients can benefit too. Maybe you’ve avoided the dentist because of a sensitive gag reflex, or because a neuromuscular condition like TMJ disorder makes it difficult for you to hold your mouth open for long periods of time. In both cases, IV sedation can help.

During your appointment, you can look forward to resting calmly as Dr. Devlin and our team help you improve your smile. What’s more, when your appointment is over, your only memory will be of the deep sense of relaxation you felt while in our office.

Don’t put off essential care any longer. To find out more about how IV sedation from Dr. Devlin can help you, visit our IV sedation page. We also invite you to give our State College dental office a call with your questions or to schedule a visit with us. Dr. Devlin happily serves patients from State College, Bellefonte, Centre Hall, Altoona, and beyond.



Dr. Devlin Puts State College at Ease with Sedation Dentistry

August 17, 2011

Lions and tigers and dentists! Oh… my? As unlikely as it may seem, a deep-seated fear of the dentist is actually quite common. The worst part is, it prevents many from visiting the dentist… until an emergency arises. And if you avoid the dentist, you can be sure emergencies will arise.

But never fear! Sedation dentistry is here! Dr. Devlin encourages fearful or anxious patients to learn more about how sedation can change the way they look at dental treatment. (more…)