For many people, dental appointments are a scary, nerve-wracking ordeal. The anxiety surrounding visits to the dentist may be a result of past traumatic experiences, lack of adequate information and sometimes, pre-existing anxiety disorders. Whatever your reason for being fearful about seeing the dentist, Great Neck Dental Associates would like to assure you that we have considered your unique needs. That’s why we offer sedation dentistry. Sedation dentistry, or sleep dentistry, allows even the most anxious of patients to undergo dental procedures—ranging from simple extractions to more complex root canal treatments.
Our dentist in Great Neck, NY offers various types of sedation, including:
Do you want to relax during your dental procedure, without necessarily falling asleep? If yes, our dentist may give you a pill to swallow an hour before your treatment.
In some cases, our dentist may give you an extra pill to take the night before the appointment. Oral nerves calm down your nerves and allow you to stay relaxed during your extraction or root canal treatment, which translates into a better experience for you and the dentist as well. Even if the point of oral sedatives isn’t to knock you out, we do experience many of our patients falling asleep on the dentist’s chair—and we’re okay with this!
If you opt for an intravenous (or IV) sedative, our dentist in Great Neck, NY will inject you with the sedative. This method works faster as the sedative reaches your bloodstream instantly.
Do you want to be out cold during your dental procedure? With general anesthesia, this is possible. At Great Neck Dental Associates, we reserve general anesthesia for the more complex cases where a patient who has extreme dental anxiety requires a complicated dental procedure.
Great Neck Dental Associates offers sedation dentistry to all patients, as long as the dentist determines that you’re healthy enough for it. If you have chronic or persistent health issues, such as heart problems, it’s essential to disclose this information to our dentist. Children, as well as adults and seniors, can benefit from sleep dentistry as it allows them to receive professional dental care comfortably without the usual nervousness.
If you’d like to experience sedation dentistry in a safe environment where your well-being is a priority, give Great Neck Dental Associates a call today!