Sedation

Sedation Specialist
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 Q & A

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What is sedation dentistry?

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.

What is conscious sedation?

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.

How will I feel after my procedure?

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.

Is sedation dentistry safe?

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.

How long will I be sedated?

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.

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