Sedation dentistry is ideal for nervous patients who feel uneasy visiting the dentist. It allows you to be completely relaxed while we perform treatment on you.
If you have ever been to a dentist who did not seem to care about the pain and discomfort you were in, you are not alone. Millions of people have dental anxiety because of bad memories or past experiences. Our dentists are concerned about your dental anxiety and strives to help you.
Our sedation dentist wants to make sure you are in complete comfort the entire time we are perfecting your smile. Because there are many different forms of dental anxiety that range from fear of needles to patients who do not like the sound of drilling, we are qualified to provide many different sedation techniques to help with each patient’s unique needs.
We will begin by sitting down with each patient before the day of their procedure arrives to understand the concerns and fears they have about the work which will be performed. Some of the different sedatives we use to help patients relax include oral and inhaled sedation.
Nitrous oxide has been used by dentists for many years. Also commonly referred to as laughing gas, nitrous oxide will take the patient’s mind off of the procedure that is being performed while also decreasing any discomfort involved. The best part about this form of sedation is that it wears off quickly so those who use it will be allowed to drive themselves home after the procedure is completed.
The benefits of sedation dentistry are:
For our patients who are clearly unable to overcome their dental anxiety, we can prescribe oral sedatives to be taken hours before they visit the office to help them begin relaxing before they even get near the dentist. Those who require oral sedatives must find a ride to and from the dental office since they should not operate a vehicle once they have taken the prescribed medication.
If you are not getting the dental work you need due to anxiety or fear, give us a call today to learn more about sedation dentistry options offered by our dentist on the Upper East Side
Looking to schedule your teeth cleaning on the Upper East Side? Call Upper East Side Dental Arts at 212-517-5940 to schedule your appointment today