The latest revolution in dentistry is the use of the
dental laser. Our dentists utilize the advance
technology of dental lasers to perform leading edge
dentistry on their patients. Dental lasers allow our
dentists to perform sensitive dental functions inside
the mouth without damaging any of the surrounding
tissues. By delivering energy in the form of a
concentrated light beam, the dental laser is able to
easily and comfortably perform important functions in
the smaller areas of your mouth.
When lasers are
used for cavity removal, eliminating decay within a
tooth and preparing the surrounding enamel for fillings,
the need for anesthesia of any type can be greatly
reduced and at times be eliminated altogether. In
addition, laser energy has proven to enhance a tooth’s
ability to heal in situations where deep cavities had
Periodontal care is another
area in which less discomfort and faster healing are
both associated with using laser technology. Lasers are
currently used for re-contouring or re-shaping gums,
removing diseased gum tissue associated with periodontal
disease and removing the bacteria found in periodontal
pockets to promote healing. As a result of using this
advanced technology, healing time and post-operative
discomfort are significantly reduced compared to
traditional surgical methods.
If you agree with, or
could make the following statements, IV Sedation might
be just the thing for you.
- Your goal is to get
your teeth fixed but you can’t get yourself to the
dentist as you fear doing so.
- You have more of
a fear of dental procedures than of dentists themselves.
- You need some help in calming your nerves just
to attend your appointment.
- You feel that
sedation might help you get dental work done that
otherwise you’d be unable to tolerate.
like to get as much work as possible done in one
- You’re facing a long procedure
which can’t be broken down into shorter visits.
- You need to get a lot of work done in one visit because
of your busy schedule or a pending social event.
- In order to get as much work as done at one time as
possible, you’d want to be as “out of it”- feeling no pain or discomfort- and remembering nothing of
Nationally known experts
rank IV Sedation among the safest of all sedative
There are numerous reasons
why so many people put dental care at the bottom of
their health lists.
The most common reason simply
put, is out of fear. For those anxious or fearful
patients in need of care, IV Sedation is a miracle
treatment! IV Sedation is THE state-of–the-art technique
for the control of pain and anxiety in dentistry.
Nationally known experts rank IV Sedation among the
safest of all sedative techniques. Carefully delivered
through the bloodstream, IV Sedation’s exceptional
results make it the method of choice for patient comfort
during treatment. Once in the chair and under medically
supervised sedation, we can complete an extensive amount
of dentistry for you and you’ll have no discomfort and
no recollection of the procedures whatsoever…
Less than 1% of General Dentists in NY have the
permits required to provide this vital dental service.
The use of IV Sedation in dentistry is carefully
regulated by the Dental Board of NY. To perform this
advanced sedative technique, special university training
and clinical experience are required. In fact, the
educational and special equipment requirements are so
stringent that less than 1% of General Dentists in NY
have permits to perform these procedures. Because of the
types of drugs used and the method of their delivery, IV
Sedation allows the dentist to control the drugs’
effects precisely to insure a comfortable, safe outcome.
At Arlington Dental, we are pleased to be able to offer
our patients this hard-to find level of advanced patient
care that will change the way you look at dental care
and allow you to get the treatments you really need and
want to have.
Regular dental visits are important for maintaining
good oral health. Yet, close to 35 million adults
experience sufficient anxiety at the thought of an
upcoming dental visit that they needlessly worry about,
postpone, or avoid seeing a dentist. If you experience
some degree of anxiety when it comes time to seeing the
dentist, following these suggestions will help you relax
before and during your dental treatment.
aside stress-free times for your dental visits; times
when you won’t be rushed, physically strained, or
troubled by other concerns. For instance, you may find
early morning appointments less stressful than rushing
to the dentist directly from work. Take the opportunity
to get acquainted with our dental staff. Developing a
friendly and sociable rapport helps establish trust and
a secure sense of being cared for and cared about which
will greatly reduce any fear or tension you may have
about being at the dentist.
specific fears and concerns. Are they based on childhood
dental experience? Is there still a fear of the drill or
of the possibility of pain? While these fears are
understandable, it is important to recognize that they
are often not realistic given the leading edge,
pain-free techniques used at Arlington Dental to insure
you’re comfort. Pinpointing the cause of your anxiety
and discussing it with your dentist will help you better
understand and control it and allow us to tailor your
treatments accordingly. Feel free to ask your dentist or
hygienist to explain each step of your dental
examination or procedure you are going to have. The more
you know about the reason for a certain procedure and
what will be done, the more confident and relaxed you’ll
Use visualization to feel more comfortable
and relaxed before and during your dental visits. For
instance, before your visit, picture yourself sitting
calmly and confidently in the dental chair while the
dentist examines your mouth and talks to you. You can
also focus on relaxing scenes from a favorite vacation
spot or activity and envision this during treatment.
Practice distraction & relaxation techniques to take
your mind off treatment and to reduce tension. You may
focus for example on such pleasant distractions as soft
music or colorful artwork, or perhaps practice deep,
slow rhythmic breathing, counting each breath as you go.
Remember, the dentist-patient relationship is just
that- a beneficial relationship based on trust and
understanding, and confidence in the outcome of your
treatments. You want to overcome the habit of thinking
of yourself as the passive recipient of treatment, and
your dentist will welcome your taking an active role in
your dental care. Together, things will improve, you
will feel better and more comfortable about coming in
for treatment and your dental health will improve