Sedation dentistry is pretty common these days. There are different levels of sedation. Ranging from lightest to deepest, they are: Nitrous oxide (laughing gas), conscious oral sedation, and intravenous (IV) sedation. None of these options will make you fall asleep, although you will feel very relaxed. If you’ve been delaying seeing a dentist because of any of the following reasons, then sedation dentistry could be a great choice for you. #1: The sound of a dentist’s drill makes you nervous It’s no secret that the dental chair and the whining… Read More
For those who tremble at the thought of going to the dentist, but who require a dental procedure, one option for easing their worry is sedation. Dr. Nick and Dr. Elliot at LI Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry would like to share some common concerns that patients have expressed about sedation dentistry: “I don’t want to be put to sleep.” “Being sedated is not so safe.” “Only people afraid of pain need to be sedated.” Are these concerns warranted, or only myth? Let's find out! Myth #1: Getting sedated at the… Read More
Visiting a dentist regularly is essential for your oral health, but not everyone feels relaxed in the dentist’s chair. For some, it may be the noise of the drill or the bright overhead lights that trigger dental anxieties. Unfortunately, dental anxieties may stop certain patients from scheduling dentist visits. If you’re feeling uncomfortable in the dentist’s chair, it’s important to discuss your concerns with your dentist. You might be surprised to learn that sedation dentistry may be appropriate for you. Reasons to choose sedation dentistry Sedation is often a… Read More
If you’ve ever breathed in nitrous oxide at a dentist’s office, then you’ve already experienced the benefits of sedation dentistry. Sedatives in the dentist’s office are much more commonplace than they used to be, but it’s important to do a little research before becoming a sedation dentistry patient. There are some surprising things you might learn. And remember to make sure you receive sedation dentistry from providers who are specially trained to administer it safely and effectively. “Not all dentists are certified to administer sedatives and this can sometimes pose… Read More
Dentistry has an unpopular reputation for causing discomfort, but this is largely a myth. One of your dentist’s top priorities is making sure you have a positive and comfortable experience in the dentist chair. This is the best way to ensure that you’ll stick to your recommended exam and cleaning schedule. To eliminate the possibility of any discomfort, your dentist can use a variety of pain prevention methods. “Here at Long Island Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry, we’re proud to offer sedation dentistry for a wide range of procedures-everything from deep… Read More
Are dental anxieties keeping you from seeking routine preventive dental care? Do you want to schedule a smile makeover, but are reluctant to spend a long time in the dentist’s chair? Consider asking your cosmetic dentist about the various types of sedation dentistry. Benefits of sedation dentistry Sedation dentistry usually doesn’t involve putting a person completely to sleep, which is known as general anesthesia. Rather, it involves administering FDA-approved medications to induce different levels of relaxation. The implications are tremendous for people who have been putting off treatment because of dental anxieties. Sedation… Read More
For some people, a trip to the dentist is the stuff of nightmares. NBC News told the story of Barbara Scott, a 50-year-old woman who had responded poorly to Novocain as a child and had to endure drilling and filling without any anesthetic at all. “I can remember sitting there with tears running down my face,” she recalled, saying that she often put off needing work done, which only made problems worse. When she heard about sedation dentistry, she said she felt it “was totally an answer to a prayer.”… Read More
Every year millions of Americans postpone dental visits out of anxiety and fear. Traumatic incidents from childhood and a fear of needles and grinding drills are just some of the reasons given by patients. This so called “dental phobia” prevents many from getting routine preventative care, which can lead to much bigger problems – and costly treatments-- later on. Sedation dentistry, sometimes called sleep dentistry, is now widely used to help quell patient fears when having routine procedures like teeth cleanings, fillings (whether new or replacing amalgam) and crowns. Sedation… Read More
Dr. Nick and Dr. Elliot at Long Island Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry understand the trepidation many people feel when coming in to have work done on their teeth. The fear of pain, unpleasant sounds, needles, and complications can be overwhelming, and unique to the individual. We take a compassionate approach to dentistry with gentle hands and offer our patients multiple options for sedation during cosmetic dental procedures. Here are some of the frequently asked questions about sedation dentistry, which will hopefully help assuage some of your concerns. What sort of… Read More
Recent years have witnessed significant growth in the popularity of several dental sedation techniques. Sedation dentistry can help those with serious anxiety about dental procedures conquer their fear of the chair and get the treatment they need to maintain healthy teeth and gums. At Long Island Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry in Suffolk County, Long Island, Dr. Nick & Dr. Elliot offer several sedation options well-suited for those who: Have a low tolerance for pain Are afraid of needles Are unable to sit still and calmly in a dental chair Have a… Read More
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