Sedation Dentistry in Long Island & NYC
Relax During Your Dental Treatment with Sedation Dentistry
If you are uncomfortable going to the dentist, we provide numerous sedation dentistry options, to ensure that you are relaxed during your office visit. We understand that many patients can experience high levels of fear and anxiety when they think about going to the dentist, and that fear can keep them from seeing the dentist as regularly as they should. This can create the need for major dental work, which can be timely and costly. To learn more about our sedation dentistry options, contact one of our New York, NY-area office locations to schedule your appointment.
What is sedation dentistry?
There are numerous sedation dentistry options that ensure your relaxation during your dental procedures. Some patients experience high levels of fear and anxiety when they think about going to the dentist. Sedatives reduce the brain’s recognition of pain and discomfort, while easing feelings of fear and stress. At Dental365, we offer sedatives to our patients with dental anxiety to help them relax during procedures.
Why is sedation dentistry used?
Patients who have a very low tolerance for pain or sensitive gag reflexes may be good candidates for oral sedation. Sedation dentistry is also a good option for patients who have difficultly controlling their movements, or cannot comfortably sit still for long periods of time.
What does sedation dentistry involve?
During a consultation with your dentist, the various sedation methods will be explained to you and your dentist will help you decide the best sedation dentistry type for your needs. Depending on the type of sedation used, your experience will range from simply feeling more relaxed to experiencing a sleep-like state, during which little is felt or remembered. Below are the different types of sedation that can be used during dental procedures:
Often referred to as laughing gas because of the euphoric feelings it induces, nitrous oxide is inhaled through a mask, leaving you to feel calm and relaxed. The effects of the sedative diminish as soon as the mask is removed, and you will be free to resume normal activities right away, and will be able to drive yourself home.
Oral sedatives come in pill form and are usually taken about one hour before dental treatment. They work fairly quickly and wear off gradually, so you will need a friend or family member to drive you to and from your appointment. Under dental sedatives, you will be in a state of relaxation, and will retain the ability to talk to the doctor, but will be unaware of many of the details of your procedure. Most patients can resume normal activities by that same evening, or the following morning.
A local anesthetic may also be administered during your procedure, depending on your procedure type, since oral sedatives and nitrous oxide do not provide pain relief.
What are the benefits of using sedation dentistry at Dental365?
Benefits of using sedation dentistry at one of our dental offices may include the following:
- Allows a great deal of dental work can be completed while sedated
- Provides comfort for patients for hours at a time
- Reduces or eliminates pain and discomfort during the procedure
- Reduces anxiety and fear associated with the dentist
- Improves oral health for patients who are less hesitant to visit the dentist knowing sedation is available
If you have avoided dental work due to dental anxiety, fear, or phobia, we can help. Contact one of our Dental365 offices today and schedule a consultation with one of our sedation dentists in NYC. Call us today at 844.365.DENTAL or request an appointment through our website at any time.