Sedation Dentist in East Islip
Does the thought of going to the dentist strike fear into your heart? If so, the first thing you should know is that you’re not alone. Millions of Americans feel exactly the way you do, and sadly, it keeps them from getting the dental care they need. At East Islip Dental Care, we never want fear or anxiety to prevent our patients from achieving optimum oral health, and that is why we offer sedation dentistry in Islip.
Our first option for dental sedation is nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, which is a breathable gas that is administered through a mask worn during your dental appointment. Nitrous enters your system quickly and helps you feel calm and relaxed right away. From a simple dental cleaning, to a more complex root canal, nitrous is can be used for any type of dental procedure, and it’s even safe for children.
Another benefit of nitrous is that it leaves your system quickly after the mask is removed. This means that it’s perfectly safe for you to drive yourself home from your dental appointment and resume your daily activities. Many patients find that with nitrous oxide, they’re able to complete all of their dental procedures comfortably.
For patients who experience moderate to severe anxiety, have special needs, or multiple procedures to complete at one time, IV sedation may be a good option. With this type of sedation, medication is administered intravenously, while your heart rate and vital signs are monitored throughout the entire process.
During IV sedation, you may feel like you are sleeping even though you’re still responsive. You’ll be completely relaxed and at ease, and you’ll have little to no memory of what took place during your appointment. Due to the nature of IV sedation, you’ll need to have transportation arranged to and from your appointment, and you should plan to relax and recover after your appointment rather than resuming normal activities.
For years, Dr. Gary Rosenfeld and his talented team of doctors have been offering high quality dental care to patients in East Islip, Patchogue, Bay Shore and surrounding communities. We offer convenient weekend and evening hours to accommodate your needs and your comfort is our top priority. We’re happy to discuss options for dental sedation with our patients who are fearful or anxious about their treatment procedures.
Don’t let fear of the dentist hold you back from the care you need and deserve any longer! Contact your trusted team at East Islip Dental Care to learn more about how we can help you.