Do you avoid going to the dentist, even at the expense of your oral health? If so, you are hardly alone. Millions of Americans do not seek dental care because they experience stress and anxiety at even the thought of sitting in a dental chair. We sympathize with those who are apprehensive of getting dental work done and are attentive to their fears, concerns, and emotional states from the time they walk through our doors to the moment they leave after treatment. Sedation dentistry at our state-of-the-art Staten Island office is just one of the methods our dental team utilizes to ease patients' nerves and keep them relaxed and calm throughout their dental appointment.
Safe and Effective Sedation Dentistry
By providing you with sedation dentistry, our team can tend to your dental needs and improve the aesthetic appeal and health of your smile while you remain completely comfortable and calm. Because our doctors believe that it is important for our patients to be able to respond during treatment, they offer two forms of sedation that allow patients to remain conscious and able to react to stimuli while at the same time being largely oblivious to the elements of dental care that might trigger their anxiety.
Oral Conscious Sedation
Oral conscious sedation is the most frequently used method of sedation dentistry at our Staten Island dental facility. This anesthetic is recommended for adult patients who have a dental phobia or need helping “taking the edge off.” Prior to undergoing your dental treatment, you will ingest one or more doses of prescription medication. Once the medication takes effect, you will immediately feel at ease, free from tension and worry. You must arrange for a friend to accompany you to and from our office as you will be unable to drive following treatment.
Nitrous oxide, often referred to as “laughing gas,” can help a patient drift into a state of deep relaxation during treatment. The anesthetic promotes feelings of euphoria while eliminating anxiety. Sedation dentistry with nitrous oxide at our Staten Island dental facility is extremely safe and effective. The sedative agent is administered through inhalation, and patients remain fully aware of what is taking place around them and capable of responding to Drs. Jason and Alex Hecht. Nitrous oxide is often recommended to children as well as adults.
Candidates for Sedation Dentistry
Sedation dentistry is effective for patients who have extreme anxiety, a dental phobia, past traumatic experience relating to a dental visit, difficulty getting numb, or a desire to have multiple procedures performed during a single appointment. Our dentists want patients to have the best dental experience imaginable, and sedation dentistry makes it possible for a greater range of patients to get the care they need.
Contact Staten Island Aesthetic & Implant Dentist
At Staten Island Aesthetic & Implant Dentist, your smile will be in excellent hands. For further information about sedation dentistry and whether you might benefit from dental sedation, please contact our experienced and highly esteemed dentists in Staten Island today.