Dental anxiety is a real issue, and it prevents millions of people from getting the care they need to prevent tooth decay, gum disease and tooth loss. Tribeca Dental Club helps patients in TriBeCa, New York, NY, relieve dental anxiety with sedation methods aimed at helping them relax and stay comfortable throughout treatment.
Sedation dentistry uses techniques to help patients relax and stay comfortable during their dental treatment. Different types of sedation are available depending on the patient’s needs. Oral sedatives can be very useful in helping patients relax and overcome many anxiety issues, while stronger medicines or IV sedation can be used to achieve what’s known as conscious sedation or “sleep dentistry” in patients who require more extensive procedures or in those with extreme dental anxiety. Studies show many people delay or completely ignore important dental treatment because they’re too fearful of visiting the dentist. Sedation dentistry techniques enable patients to get the care they need to treat dental problems and enjoy better oral health as well as improved overall health and wellness.
Conscious sedation uses a combination of anesthetics designed to help patients achieve deep relaxation. Most patients doze during their procedures, but they’ll still be able to respond to instructions like “open wider.” Patients who have conscious sedation typically remember little or nothing of their procedures.
Most patients feel groggy for some time after their procedure, and they’ll need someone to be available to drive them home. Patients should plan on taking the remainder of the day to nap and relax while the sedation completely wears off.
Yes, the team at Tribeca Dental Club has extensive experience in sedation techniques aimed at keeping patients comfortable and relaxed. Patients will be closely monitored during their procedures and during the immediate recovery period so they can feel completely confident in their care.
The length of sedation depends on the procedure that’s being performed. Prior to any procedure, the sedation technique and other aspects of the procedure will be discussed so patients know what they should expect.
At Tribeca Dental Club, we accept most major insurance plans. Here is a short-list of just some of the most popular plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.
"Made me feel personally cared for which was very nice for someone who is more than a bit dentist-phobic."
"They understand that I am afraid of the Dentist from past experiences and provide a high level of care as well as communication with me..."
"I believe I have found the most informed, gentle, and all-around best dentist on the planet. FINALLY a dentist who listens to my concerns and cares about my feelings."
"I arrived late for the appointment, was still accommodated, and was treated with excellent care. I've already scheduled a follow-up consultation and my next cleaning..."
"I had such a great appointment at this dental office, Doctor B is very sweet and takes her time to explain everything."
"I've been using Tribeca Dental Club for a number of years and I've always found the staff to be very professional."
"...The use of the latest tech is a real plus. Even the mechanism she uses to inject the novocaine makes the process pain free!"
"A relaxing environment, very warm and organized staff. Very competent & knowledgeable with a realistic approach to future dental work. Great Experience!!"