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Restorative and Implant Dentistry of Bayside
38-39 BELL BLVD.
PHONE 718.428.7474
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Restorative and Implant Dentistry of Bayside is proud to provide the Zoom Tooth Whitening System.

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Sedation Dentistry

If you avoid visiting the dentist or put off the dental care you need due to fear, anxiety, or discomfort, sedation dentistry may be an effective solution for you. The right level of sedation can relax your fears, calm your body, and eliminate pain during treatment, making your experience at our practice as comfortable as possible. Our dentist and periodontist are trained and experienced in a variety of sedation dentistry methods and can determine which technique may be most suitable for your unique needs. If you require heavy sedation, we can request the services of an outside anesthesiologist to provide the proper medication and monitoring.

Benefits of Sedation Dentistry

There are many emotional and physical reasons that may prevent patients from getting the dental care they need. These obstacles are often quite significant; however, sedation techniques can provide an effective way to overcome challenges that interfere with dental treatment. While sedation may not be the right choice for every patient, those who are good candidates typically experience relief that makes following through with treatment both easy and comfortable. Sedation dentistry can also allow patients to undergo several procedures at once to save time and reduce the number of appointments required to achieve treatment goals.

Candidates for Sedation Dentistry

You may be a candidate for sedation dentistry if you experience (or have experienced) any of the following:

  • Dental anxiety
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Easily triggered gag reflex
  • Fear of needles or other dental phobias
  • Traumatic dental visits in the past
  • Difficulty controlling body movements
  • Disabilities that interfere with dental care

Before undergoing any sedation dentistry procedure, Dr. Sheth or Dr. Cote will perform a thorough review of your medical history, medical conditions, current medications, and allergies. If you are in good health with no apparent risks, they may devise an individualized sedation strategy that suits the type of treatment you are receiving and appropriately addresses any physical or emotional concerns you have.

Types of Sedation

At Restorative and Implant Dentistry of Bayside, we offer several types of sedation and sedative medications to meet the unique needs of our patients:

  • Nitrous Oxide Sedation - Nitrous oxide, or “laughing gas,” is an inhaled sedative that works quickly to reduce anxiety and relax you before treatment or prior to further administration of anesthetics. During nitrous oxide sedation, you will remain awake and responsive. The effects of nitrous oxide wear off quickly once treatment is completed.
  • Oral Conscious Sedation - There are numerous sedative medications that can be taken orally at the start of your appointment to produce deep relaxation, pain relief, and drowsiness during dental procedures. Many patients remain conscious throughout treatment; however, it is not uncommon to fall asleep. After treatment is complete, you will have little or no memory of the procedure. The effects of the medication can linger, so it is important to have someone drive you home at the end of your appointment.
  • IV Sedation - Intravenous “deep” sedation is administered through an IV line and closely monitored by a licensed, board-certified anesthesiologist. During this type of sedation, you will be in either a twilight state or asleep, and unable to respond to verbal commands. The effects of IV sedation wear off slowly, making it important to have a ride home after treatment.

Whichever type of sedation you receive, Dr. Sheth, Dr. Cote, and our outside anesthesiologist will prioritize your safety under sedation and keep close watch over your vital signs.

Contact Restorative and Implant Dentistry of Bayside

If you are interested in sedation dentistry, we invite you to contact Restorative and Implant Dentistry of Bayside today.

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