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What Does Sedation Dentistry Involve?

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Many patients feel so anxious about going to the dentist that they avoid getting regular dental care. For these patients – as well as those facing more complicated dental procedures – sedation dentistry can help them feel comfortable and relaxed, allowing them to get the care they need.

In this blog, the dentists at Dental365 in metropolitan New York explain more about sedation dentistry and how it may be able to help you:

What is sedation dentistry?

Sedation dentistry allows your dentist to utilize medication to help make you more comfortable during your dental visit.

When is sedation dentistry used?

Sedation dentistry is a helpful approach in the following circumstances:

  • Helping people who are fearful of going to the dentist be able to receive the care they need
  • Allowing complicated and possibly lengthy procedures to be performed while keeping patients comfortable
  • Relieving pain and discomfort for patients, including those that have a low pain threshold
  • Helping patients who have a bad gag reflex receive care

What does sedation dentistry involve?

Your dentist will talk to you about your sedation options, which vary depending on the procedures being performed and your individual needs. They may include one of the following:

  • Nitrous Oxide

Also known as laughing gas, nitrous oxide is inhaled through a mask. It makes you feel relaxed during your procedure, and the effects wear off quickly when the mask is removed.

  • Oral Sedatives

These pills make you feel relaxed during your dental procedure. You’ll still be able to talk to your doctor, but you’ll be unaware of much that’s going on during your procedure. You’ll need someone to drive you home if you’ve been given oral sedatives.

  • Dental Anesthesia

In addition, you may receive dental anesthesia for some procedures to help provide pain relief.

Where can I find sedation dentistry on Long Island?

The experienced, highly trained dentists at Dental365 offer several sedation options based on each patient’s individual needs. We understand that some patients are fearful about going to the dentist, and we’ll help them get the care they need while remaining calm and comfortable.

We have multiple locations throughout New York, New Jersey, & Connecticut that offer Sedation Dentistry. We offer extended business hours, including evenings and weekends, and also offer emergency services. For your convenience, you can make an appointment or just stop by.

If you’re fearful of going to the dentist and want to find out more about sedation dentistry, contact us today for a consultation with Dental365 today or simply stop by one of our offices. Our dentists perform everything from routine dental care such as teeth cleanings to cosmetic and restorative procedures and offer sedation when appropriate. Fill out the form on this page to request an appointment or call 844-365-DENTAL to learn more.


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