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Sedation Dentistry: Anxiety-free Option in New York

BY tribeca north dentistry

Many people especially children fear the thought of dental visits and undergoing dental procedures. Usually, they opt for not receiving treatments and facing their fears in dental chairs. At the offices of Tribeca North Dentistry, we offer sedation dentistry for patients with dental anxiety and phobias.

What is Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation Dentistry focuses on helping patients relax when undergoing dental procedures with the use of medication. Although sometimes, it is referred to as sleep dentistry, sedation dentistry keeps the patients awake. The way sedation works entirely depends on the method that is used. It can act on the brain and nervous system (central) to minimize pain and anxiety, allowing the patient to fall into deep relaxation, or eliminate the memory of the procedure.

Types of Sedation in Tribeca North Dentistry

Local AnesthesiaLocal anesthesia focuses on reducing physical pain through numbing the area that will be treated. Patients are conscious and aware of what is happening throughout the whole procedure. The effects of local anesthesia take few hours to subside that is why patients could feel “fat lips” after the procedure. Although it does not directly reduce anxiety, local anesthesia could eliminate pain which can help in making the patients relax and worry-free.Laughing GasLaughing gas is a type of sedation which is mixed with oxygen and administered by inhaling the gas through a mask which is placed over the nose. The sedative induces the feeling of euphoria to the patient to make them feel relaxed and comfortable.  Although the gas calms the patient, they will be still conscious, but they will not have much memory of the procedure. The effect of the laughing gas could be adjusted throughout the procedure to meet the needs of the patient. Additionally, the effect wears off immediately after the mask is removed so the patient can resume normal activities after the procedure.

Benefits of Sedation Dentistry

Certainly, the most significant benefit of sedation is eliminating anxiety, but there are still other benefits such as:

  • Sedation can help patients with severe or sensitive gag reflex relax during dental procedures.
  • Sedatives induce a feeling of calmness to the patients to help them cope with the fears of drill noises, strong antiseptic odors, and bright lights.
  • Sedation allows the dentist to perform multiple dental procedures in a single visit.

Everyone deserves an anxious-free, comfortable dental experience. Avail of our sedation dentistry services in New York. Book your appointment with us at Tribeca North Dentistry. We have two convenient locations, 15 East 91st Street, New York, NY 10128(Upper East Side) and 78 Laight Street, New York, NY 10013 (Tribeca).

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