Sedation Dentistry

Do you avoid the dentist due to anxiety? You’re not alone. An estimated 10 to 20% of adults have severe dental anxiety. Around 15% of adults avoid dental care due to this phobia.

If you’re one of the many who suffers from dental anxiety, sedation dentistry may be the solution. It will help you stay relaxed while receiving the dental attention you need.

Drs. Alex and Jason Hecht at Staten Island Aesthetic & Implant Dentist in Staten Island, NY, can help you feel comfortable in the dentist's chair...

Candidacy for Sedation

To undergo dental treatment while sedated, you must be in good health. In addition, patients cannot receive dental sedatives while pregnant. This could put a mother and her unborn child at risk.

Finally, a patient cannot undergo sedation dentistry if he or she has had a bad reaction to any type of anesthetic in the past. If you have had complications with sedatives in the past, it’s vital that you inform your dentist when discussing sedation dentistry. Your safety is our priority, and we will make absolutely certain that you can safely receive sedation before recommending this option.

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How Do I Choose a Sedation Dentist?

Dental sedation can be an incredible benefit to those who have avoided the dentist for far too long. However, it is important to understand that this solution requires great care on the part of your dentist in order to ensure that you can safely take advantage of sedation and experience the best possible benefits.

Drs. Alex and Jason Hecht have over 35 years of experience practicing cosmetic and restorative dentistry. We have provided patients with dental sedation for many years, and we only use state-of-the-art dental equipment for our procedures. Whether you need a tooth extraction, periodontal treatment, dental implants, or another dental procedure, rest assured that you’re in good hands when you choose our doctors.

Since we are a father and son team, you can trust that we are extremely family-oriented. We’re the best choice when looking for a gentle, relaxed dental experience for both yourself and your children. At Staten Island Aesthetic and Implant Dentist, your family is our family, and our dental procedures are personalized for comfort and the best possible results.

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Contact Staten Island Aesthetic & Implant Dentist

Does the idea of dental treatment make you anxious? Sedation dentistry can help you feel calm and relaxed. If you want to receive dental work without having to feel anxious or uncomfortable, contact our Staten Island, NY, dental team to learn more about sedation dentistry. 

Our doctors and the rest of our team want to make sure that your dental visit is as stress-free as possible. Contact us by filling out our form online or by calling:

(718) 705-4434


Martin M.

August 2019

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Every time is satisfaction. I look forward to visiting them every time. Never an issue. Will never visit another dentist. They are a great family and always treat u the right way. My teeth feel healthier then ever. They are the best. Words can’t describe.

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Ed A.

June 2019

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Honestly I hated dentists until coming here. With no hesitation I would recommend these guys. Whole staff is awesome. I have no dental insurance and they worked with me. Excellent work done. I went to a dentist in Brooklyn and they fixed everything he messed up. I had implants done that were almost painless. Do not waste you time anywhere else both Dr Hechts know what they are talking about.

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Types of Sedation Available at Our Staten Island, NY, Dental Practice

Our dentists can administer one of two different kinds of sedation before performing dental work. Before your procedure, they will explain both types to you and determine which is best for your specific needs. The types of dental sedation we use are:

Risk Factors

Use of anesthetics and sedatives always carries a certain amount of risk. For example, some patients may have allergies to the sedatives. The risk of complications is higher for patients with conditions such as obesity and obstructive sleep apnea.

Patients who are prone to serotonin syndrome may have a bad reaction to nitrous oxide. It’s important to inform your dentist if you have ever experienced this condition before. Again, we will conduct a careful screening to make certain this treatment is appropriate for you.

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June 2019

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Started on this journey afraid of the dentist and now 3years later I look forward to going for my regular cleanings and check ups. I would rate higher than 5 stars

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David K.

February 2019

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My experience with Dr. Jason Hecht was the best doctor-patient relationship I have ever experienced. He is extremely knowledgeable and skilled, a great communicator and always took the time to answer all of my questions, addressed my concerns and relieved my anxiety.  Not only that but when I had an emergency Dr. Jason Hecht went out of his way to assist and accommodate me. He also followed up after my procedure and was prompt in returning my calls. I cannot recommend Dr. Jason Hecht enough!

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Staten Island Aesthetic & Implant Dentist

Our family-run practice, led by Dr. Alex Hecht and Dr. Jason Hecht, is guided by compassionate and genuine care for our patients. Several distinctions set us apart:

  • Creating beautiful smiles since 1978
  • One of the largest practices in the region
  • Excellence in treating even the most complex cases
  • Advanced cone beam computed tomography (CT) scanner
  • Dedication to continuing education
  • Incorporation of the latest techniques

To set up a consultation or learn more about our services, reach out to our office online or call (718) 705-4434.

Dr. Alex Hecht and Dr. Jason Hecht
Dr. Alex Hecht and Dr. Jason Hecht

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