(856) 335-1775

Thurm Dental Group
925 Haddon Avenue, Collingswood, NJ 08108

Sleep Dentistry

Are you nervous about going to the dentist? You’re not alone. About half of Americans say they’re anxious about visiting the dentist, and almost 10 percent are so afraid, they put off needed dental care.

Thurm Dental is proud to offer sleep dentistry to provide a safe, anxiety-free dental experience for people who are afraid of the dentist. Whether you’ve had a bad experience previously or simply have a phobia of the dentist, we can make sure you feel completely relaxed and comfortable. Best of all, we can typically fix years of neglect in just one or two visits. Call us today at (856) 335-1775 to schedule your appointment.

What is Sleep Dentistry?

Sleep dentistry is a form of sedation dentistry that uses general anesthesia. Dr. Arthur Thurm is one of the only dentists in the area who is certified in general anesthesia for general dentistry. Other dentists in New Jersey, Philadelphia, and Delaware often refer patients with dental phobias, special needs, or dementia to our office so we can treat them with comfortable, compassionate care.

With sleep dentistry, the patient just needs to lie back and relax while our qualified team administers general anesthesia or IV sedation to put the patient completely sleep. The patient will be completely pain-free and will have no memory of the experience. The patient simply wakes up when the dental work is complete.

Who is a Good Candidate for Sleep Dentistry?

People who choose sleep dentistry include:

  • People who are fearful of the dentist
  • People with special needs
  • People with dementia, including Alzheimer’s
  • People with a bad gag reflex
  • People who do not get numb through novacaine or topical anesthetics
  • People with sensitive teeth
  • People who hate the sounds or smells associated with dental offices
  • People who do not have a lot of time for dental visits

Our team will be happy to discuss your particular needs either on the phone or at the time of your first consultation.

What are the Benefits of Sleep Dentistry?

People come to Thurm Dental every day to eliminate toothaches or improve their smiles. One of the greatest benefits of sleep dentistry is that there are no shots, no pain, and no memory of the treatment. The patient simply sleeps during the procedure and wakes up with a new smile.

Another reason why people choose sleep dentistry is that a lot of work can be completed in just one visit. That saves the patient a lot of time.

Sleep dentistry also makes the visit less stressful for the patient. By having a good experience at the dentist, the dental phobia may be reduced and it is often easier to return for regular dental care in the future.

Call Today for a Consultation with our Sleep Dentist

The first step to looking and feeling better is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Arthur Thurm. During your first visit, Dr. Thurm will answer all of your questions, including whether sleep dentistry or another type of sedation dentistry is most appropriate for you. Call us today at (856) 335-1775 to schedule your appointment.

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Dr Thurm and his team are not only incredibly talented , they are compassionate , and provide non judgmental care no matter the extent of your dental needs . I’ve had extractions , fillings , and bridgework all pain and anxiety free . That’s why again and again I choose Thurm Dental .

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Carol was extremely gentle with my cleaning.

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Excellent dentist and staff. Seen on time. State of the art equipment and most importantly, correct and good treatment with a conservative approach. Dr. Thurm’s approach is to assess the situation, range of options, whether the treatment is urgent or can wait and proceed from there. Everybody in this facility is both professional and friendly. I wish all businesses were like this.

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The staff is very professional,friendly and knowledgeable. They always make you feel comfortable. Can honestly I have never had a bad experience and I have been a patient for over twenty years.

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Excellent individuals. Caring and compassionate. They always put me at ease.

I. C.

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It is always a positive experience at your office. Everyone is great, very professional. Dr. Thurm is the best based on all of my experiences over many years.

Albert F.

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I have an absolutely devastating fear of dentists, and had it not been for excruciating tooth pain, I was content to not visit a dental office. My first visit, while in such pain, was probably the most gentle experience I’ve had with a dental office. The staff was definitely sympathetic to my fear, and instead of treating it dismissively or by treating me like a child, they truly made me fee…

Anna S.

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Excellent service geared to myself and my child’s needs.

Ann M.

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Dr. Thurm and his entire staff are absolutely fantastic!!!

John S.

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Dr Thurm is New Jersey’s best Dentist and his staff is Wonderful.

Philomena R.

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Outstanding experience! I have avoided the dentist for 35 years due to fear. I honestly thought having my teeth taken care of was completely out of the question until I heard Dr. Thurm’s practice advertised on the radio. From the moment I walked in, everyone on his staff was incredibly friendly and were acutely aware of your trepidation. While in the room waiting to see the Dr. I felt myself…

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I had some concerns about a dental issue. I received friendly, painless treatment as well as good information as to how to deal with my dental issue. I feel as though my next check-up will be very much improved. It was a great appointment.

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Best dentist! Highly recommend this office!!

Katie T.

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Dr. Thurm and his staff are awesome. Would highly recommend them for anyone needing dental work. I was absolutely scared of any dentist…now I can’t wait to go back and get the rest of my teeth taken care of. Thanks again Dr. Thurm.

Steve E.

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THE best dentist in the area! I have been going to the Thurm Dental Group since my children were in grade school – they now have children of their own. The entire staff is terrific ( a special shout-out to Lisa!). I have had a lot of dental work done and have never experienced ANY discomfort or pain. Was always anxious about going to the dentist prior to my first visit to Thurm Dental. No mo…

Joyce G.

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I have had an abnormal fear of the dentist all my life which led to sever gum disease and I was terrified of what I needed to have done. Dr. Thurm took his time to explain everything that had to be done and he treated me with such kindness and care it was wonderful. I had extractions done, scaling and filings under anesthesia so I did not have to hear or feel what he was doing. I woke up and Dr. T…

Donna D.

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My visits to Dr Thurm office is always treat. While that description of dental care may sound strange, from the receptionist to my hygienist Liza, to Dr Thurm himself, they are the best. The office is friendly, thorough, and comfortable. I’ve been going there too many years to count, but can’t I imagine going anywhere else.

Ronald W.

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Dr. Thurm did a great job as usual and it was great seeing all of you once again. Bob

Robert S.

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As always, everyone at Thurm Dental is professional and friendly. I’ve been a patient of Dr. Thurm’s for over thirty years and wouldn’t consider ever going to another dentist. At this point it’s like visiting old friends.

Nancy W.

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Great visit, on time, friendly, through and complete, as always.

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(856) 335-1775