Does the thought of visiting your dentist give you anxiety and stress? You’re not alone! Many patients put off seeing their dentist because of their fear of the dentist. However, you don’t have to let your smile suffer. Sedation dentistry can change your view of the dentist by helping you feel relaxed and at ease throughout any appointment.
If you don’t deal with dental fears, but would like to get a lot of treatment done within a few visits, sedation can help you too! Sedation can allow you to get the care that you need without pain or discomfort. We offer two types of sedation – nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation.
Oral Conscious Sedation
Oral conscious sedation allows you to sit through a short or lengthy dental visit. By taking the sedation orally before you arrive, you will be able to start out your visit completely relaxed and at ease. Not being bothered by surrounding sounds and smells, your dentist can perform whatever treatment is needed without making you anxious or causing you to feel any pain. After treatment, you will most likely have little to no memory of the appointment. A driver will need to accompany you to the visit as the effects of sedation can take some time to fully wear away.
Nitrous oxide is administered through a mask and begins to take effect within minutes. Your dentist can also adjust the strength of the sedation throughout the appointment as needed. You will be able to answer the dentist and follow instructions, but will be relaxed the entire time. As soon as treatment is over, the mask will be removed and the effects of sedation will begin to wear away.
No matter the reason, if you are searching for sedation dentistry in New York, we are here to help! Your dentist can help you determine which type of sedation is best for you. Tackle your dental fears and dental treatment with sedation dentistry!