Sedation Dentistry – East Islip, NY
Scared of the Dentist’s Office?
We Can Help
Does the thought of going to the dentist’s office 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.
Why Choose East Islip Dental Care for Sedation Dentistry?
- Children & adults welcome
- Multiple levels of professional sedation available
- Patient comfort is our #1 priority
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 oxide 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 oxide can be used for any type of dental procedure, and it’s even safe for children.
Another benefit of nitrous oxide 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.
Experience Compassionate, Comfort-Driven Care
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 a 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.
Sedation Dentistry FAQ’s
Dr. Rosenfeld knows that anxiety and fear can keep patients from getting the quality oral healthcare they deserve, which is why he offers sedation dentistry. However, many patients are curious about this service and how it can affect them. That’s why we’ve included the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about sedation dentistry in East Islip. With this information, you can feel confident in sedation dentistry for future dental care.
Is Sedation Safe to Use in Dentistry?
Many patients wonder whether or not sedation dentistry is safe for them, and the answer is yes. Dr. Rosenfeld has special education and training in sedation dentistry, allowing him to even offer IV sedation—a service only those who are certified can provide. By choosing Dr. Rosenfeld for sedation dentistry, you can rest assured that you’re being taken care of by an expert. Plus, some forms of sedation can be regulated while they’re administered, allowing us to adjust the amount you’re receiving based on your needs.
What Kind of Sedation is Best for Me?
We offer multiple forms of sedation to give our patients the services that work best for them. For those with mild levels of anxiety, we will typically recommend nitrous oxide sedation. This can be easily regulated as it comes in the form of gas breathed through a nosepiece. For patients with more severe anxiety, IV sedation may be best. This medication is administered intravenously, and while it may feel like you’re sleeping, you’ll still be responsive.
Is Sedation Just for Fearful Patients?
While sedation is a great resource for patients with dental fear and anxiety, it can also help with other problems. Some patients find it hard to sit still for longer periods of time, and sedation helps them remain content in the same place. You may also have problems with your gag reflex or just remaining comfortable. Sedation dentistry can relieve both of these problems, making the appointment easier for you and your dentist in East Islip.
Are There Side Effects of Sedation?
Just like with most medications, there can be side effects, but maybe not the ones you’re used to hearing. You may have mild amnesia, which most patients with dental fear tend to enjoy. You’ll also feel deeply relaxed, and maybe even a little groggy after treatment, but this will pass momentarily. It’s also normal to experience mild nausea with nitrous oxide, however we can adjust the levels to ensure that you’re comfortable.
Which Sedation Dentistry Service is Right for Me?
With multiple options for sedation, you may be wondering which one is best for you. Without getting to know you first, it’s hard to recommend the right treatment. That’s why the best way to know the service you could benefit from most is to schedule an appointment with Dr. Rosenfeld. He will discuss your needs, goals, and level of dental anxiety before recommending the sedation dentistry that can help you the most.
If you’re ready to schedule an appointment or have any questions, contact our office today to speak with one of our friendly front desk team members.