Going to the dentist for the first time can be a scary experience for every child, but even most adults are still afraid of dental treatments. In fact, almost 30% of all people refuse to go to the dentist for treatment simply because they are afraid. Sedation dentistry allows people to maintain a good oral health, without having to worry about any pain or discomfort. Sedation dentistry relaxes you, while still maintaining your awareness and your ability to respond to the dentist.
With Sedation Dentistry Our Brooklyn Office Provides Our Patients With A More Comfortable Dental Treatment
If you’re currently suffering from cavities or other problems that cause you pain, your fear may currently be holding you back from paying a visit to the dentist. Nonetheless, a severe cavity can cause an inflammation much worse than any pain you can imagine. And it sure is much worse than going to the dentist. Still, people refuse to undergo dental treatments because for them the fear is very real. Sedation dentistry offers a workaround and a solution to your problems. As the name suggests, you’ll get sedated before advancing to the actual treatment. This allows you to comfortably undergo the most painful treatments, without feeling anything.
But What Exactly Is Sedation Dentistry?
Sedation dentistry is simply dentistry with the use of a medication to make you feel very calm before procedure. Nonetheless, in most cases you will not fall asleep and you will not be completely sedated. Sedation dentistry is always done in our dentist office. This form of dentistry can be used for one or multiple procedures, and in case you suffer from high fear of dental care. But it can also be used for people that have special needs and even for children that are unable to sit still.
There are actually many types of sedation. The most commonly used type of sedation dentistry in our office is by the use of laughing gas, which can help with dental cleanings and certain exams. On top of that we also use conscious sedation, also known as oral sedation, which is when you take a pill and comfortably drift to sleep all through your dental appointment. Lastly, in severe cases we can also choose to do IV sedation dentistry, which is a full-scale anesthesia and will always be administered by a specialist.
In case of multiple procedures, sedation dentistry might be the best choice. Because these procedures can then be done in the same time, while ensuring a pain-free and comfortable experience. We are one of the top sedation dentistry experts in the state and you can rest assured that you will feel completely comfortable during the treatment, while enjoying the highest possible safety. With our extensive experience we can provide you with a worry-free treatment, so you can enjoy perfect oral health and of course a beautiful smile.
Before any treatment where sedation dentistry is used, there are several things you need to do in order to prepare for the treatment. For both children and adults, it is recommended to stop eating at least four hours before the scheduled treatment. In between this time only clear liquids can be consumed and milk should be avoided. If you are currently using specific medication you need to inform your dentist ahead of time, so he can ensure the greatest possible safety during your treatment. In some cases, sedation is not recommended in combination with specific medication.
The moment the treatment is done, it will take a certain amount for the drowsiness to wear off. The amount of time it takes depends on which type of sedation dentistry is used. It is also important to avoid eating anything for about two hours after the treatment, because there is an increased risk of biting your tongue or the inside of your mouth as long as you still not feel anything. Because of the anesthesia, it is also better to take a day off from work and in case of children, do not let them return to school for that day. After the treatment is over, we will then schedule a follow-up visit with you.
If you’re looking for a pain-free experience and want to maintain your oral health, our specialists look forward to meeting you in our office!
Sedation Dentistry Offered Throughout Brooklyn, NY
We offer sedation dentistry to all of the residents of Kings County and all of the areas and neighborhoods of Brooklyn, including:
Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brownsville, Brighton Beach, Sheepshead Bay, Bushwick, Sunset Park, Crown Heights, Williamsburg, East New York, Bensonhurst, Dyker Heights, Bay Ridge, Carroll Gardens, Borough Park, Kensington, Midwood, Flatbush, Canarsie, Sea Gate, Ditmas Park, Windsor Terrace, Park Slope, Greenpoint, Gravesend, Homecrest, Marine Park, Gerritsen Beach, and Vinegar Hill.