Sedation & Sleep Dentist in Oyster Bay, Long Island NY
When it comes to receiving oral care or undergoing dental procedures, we recognize that some patients may feel uneasy due to dental anxiety. This makes dentist visits difficult for some and may cause patients to neglect their oral health. Here at Precision Family Dental & Specialty, we offer sedation dentistry to help our patients feel safe and secure when receiving the treatment they need.
The last thing we want is for our patients to neglect their oral health by avoiding dental treatment. With sedation dentistry, our patients have a way to receive dental care comfortably and safely, without fear or discomfort getting in the way.
Let us help you by taking the stress out of your dental visits! Our doctors have a combined 30 years of experience, and our goal is to provide cutting-edge oral care while helping our patients feel relaxed, welcome, and comfortable.
Types of Sedation Dentistry We Offer
Here at Precision Family Dental & Specialty, we offer:
Nitrous oxide (also known as laughing gas) is the most common type of sedation we use to help patients feel more comfortable in the dental chair. We place a mask over the patient’s nose, and they inhale the “laughing gas,” which promotes a relaxed state to avoid dental anxiety or discomfort. After the procedure, we remove the mask, and the effect wears off quickly, and there are no side effects.
Conscious sedation, another form of sedation dentistry, promotes a deep state of relaxation while staying conscious and aware of the surroundings. Taken before the treatment begins, conscious sedation allows the patient to feel calm and still able to respond or communicate with the dentist if necessary. This is a great alternative for those who have slightly more severe dental anxiety but still want to stay conscious during treatment.
With conscious sedation, there are no side effects patients need to worry about when receiving treatment – both produce a calming sensation, allowing patients to get the procedure completed successfully.
If you are interested in sedation dentistry, your dentist will discuss these options with you and help you decide which is best for you. Our team of professionals is highly skilled and experienced in sedation and ensures your complete safety when undergoing treatment. With the team at Precision Family Dental & Specialty, you can take comfort in the fact that you’re in good hands.
Sedation Dentistry – Who It’s For
If you’re unfamiliar with sedation dentistry or have never experienced it before, the idea of it can seem intimidating. If you think that you could benefit from it, sedation dentistry is perfect for patients who:
- Experience discomfort during oral treatment
- Deal with dental related anxiety or fear
- Have had negative past experiences regarding dental procedures
- Have a sensitive gag-reflex that gets in the way of oral treatment
- Experience discomfort within the muscles or joints
With sedation dentistry, visiting the dentist doesn’t have to be something patients put off due to anxiety or fear of discomfort. Let us help you take the worry out of your annual cleaning or other treatment you may need. Sedation dentistry gives you the option to feel comfortable enough to receive the care you need to maintain good oral health.
Schedule Your Appointment with Precision Family Dental & Specialty Today
If you’re interested in learning more about sedation dentistry at Precision Family Dental & Specialty contact us to book an appointment. Depending on your treatment and comfort, we will discuss options and decide together if sedation dentistry is right for you.