Sedation Dentistry in New York to Help You Relax

Our dental specialists can help calm your nerves during a visit to our dentists in Poughkeepsie and Fishkill by using sedation dentistry.
Sedation Dentistry in New York to Help You Relax

Why Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentistry provides benefits to patients of all ages, with various treatment options available depending on the patient’s needs. There are many reasons why people might use sedation dentistry, including:

  • Dental phobia
  • Previously negative dental experience
  • Fear of needles
  • Sensitive oral nerves
  • Local anesthetic resistance
  • Anxiety disorders

Not only does sedation dentistry help you relax, but it can also make your dental procedure go much smoother.

Why Sedation Dentistry?

What to Expect

Sedation dentistry is used to help patients relax and minimize their anxiety while going through various dental treatments and procedures. Sedation dentistry is the use of oral medications, general anesthesia, or intravenous sedation (IV sedation).

Before Treatment
Before you go start a dental treatment, you and your dentist will decide whether or not you want to use sedation dentistry and what type is best for you. There are two types of dental sedation, conscious sedation, and oral sedation. They both use general and local anesthesia, nitrous oxide, oral sedation, and intravenous sedation.
During Treatment

The two types of dental sedation can be administered at either a mild or a medium level:

  • Mild sedation is the most common form, often given as nitrous oxide. It is used for routine dental work, implant placement, extractions, and cosmetic dentistry.
  • Medium sedation is a heavier level of sedation used for more involved and intensive dental procedures. It is typically administered orally and can be used for most dental procedures.

You will still receive an anesthetic for your procedure once the sedation has started to work.

After Treatment
After you visit our sedation dentist in New York, you will likely feel very drowsy. Driving after using any sedation dentistry option is not advised, so you will need a familiar person to transport you home. The only exception to this is if you choose to use nitrous oxide. It does not cause drowsiness afterward, so you will typically be okay to drive.

Your First Visit

If you haven't used sedation in dentistry before, you may be nervous. However, the goal of our sedation dentist is to help relieve your anxiety during a dental procedure –making the process a lot easier on you. Your dentist and the other dental staff will guide you through each step of the dental sedation process.
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Insurance
and Financing

Are you worried about the cost of sedation dentistry? Don't panic. We work with over 200 dental insurance plans and offer flexible payment plans for your convenience.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How Long Does Dental Sedation Last?

You will be sedated for the duration of your dental procedure, which depends on the type of treatment you have done. However, if you take an oral sedative, the effects may last longer than the actual treatment.

Will I remember my dental procedure during sedation dentistry?

Sometimes patients remember their procedure, but these memories are often fuzzy and unclear.

What are some common side effects of dental sedation?
You may feel nauseous, groggy, or have a dry mouth.