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What is Sedation Dentistry?

Anesthetic options, including sedation, are often used to minimize pain and discomfort during treatment. However, the team at Advanced Dentistry of Scarsdale also understands that some of our patients may experience fear or anxiety of dental treatments.

Besides doing everything that we can to ensure a comfortable, welcoming environment, we do what we can to ensure your needs and concerns are addressed. This can include the use of sedation dentistry. Here, we will look at some of the potential options that could help you feel at ease.


Sedation Dentistry In Westchester

The most commonly offered solutions for sedation dentistry are:

  • Oral Sedation
  • IV Sedation
  • General Anesthesia

Each option has its own advantages, and your Westchester dentist will be able to help you by recommending the best method of sedation for each treatment. Don’t hesitate to ask during your consultation or to mention any concern about anxiety or fears of treatment, so we can do what we can to ensure your comfort. For both IV sedation and general anesthesia, Advanced Dentistry of Scarsdale ensures that sedation is carried out by a trained Dental Anesthesiologist.

Oral Sedation

There are oral medications that we could recommend in order to ease any fears of treatment, whether it’s general anxiety, fear of needles, or a fear of specific treatments and instruments. Oral sedation allows us to complete dental work on our patients in fewer appointments and in less time. It’s as simple as taking a pill, is highly effective, and can make your experience of the appointment go much more quickly.

IV Sedation

If a fear of needles is not your greatest concern, then we can use a small needle that is inserted into your hand or arm in order to deliver a sedative intravenously. This treatment can be highly effective for patients who have fears of dental treatments or instruments that stronger than oral sedation would be recommended for. If you do have a fear of needles, we can offer an oral sedative before the IV sedation, as well. The key benefit of IV sedation is that is works much faster, helping patients relax all the easier with a deeper level of sedation.

General Anesthesia

Some patients have a fear of dental procedures so great that they do not want to see or remember the experience of the treatment at all. General anesthesia effectively puts the patient to sleep throughout the treatment and can also be recommendof general anesthesia last much longer than both oral and IV sedation, so patients need to be observed after it is admied for those who have physical disabilities or health issues that may otherwise impede the treatment. The effects nistered and will need to arrange transportation as driving is usually not recommended.

We Can Help You Feel At Ease, No Matter The Treatment

If you’re in need of dental treatment, but you may hesitate due to fear or anxiety, the team at Advanced Dentistry of Scarsdale is ready to help. Our range of sedation dentistry options, as well as an attentive, gentle treatment from our dental team, can ensure that you don’t have to miss out on treatments you need any longer.

Schedule an appointment with us today and we can help to you have a healthy, beautiful smile!

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