Sedation Dentistry New York Overview
If you feel anxious about visiting the dentist – or avoid seeking dental treatment because you fear discomfort in the dentist’s chair – sedation dentistry may be an excellent option. Dr. Beshar provides different sedation dentistry options, which help reduce or eliminate patients’ anxiety before a dental procedure. When you secure our services, we will help you select the option that will best meet your unique needs.
What is Sedation Dentistry?
Sedation dentistry refers to the use of sedatives to minimize a patient’s anxiety before or at the beginning of a dental procedure. Dental sedatives induce a relaxed state in which patients are often blissfully unaware of their dental procedure. Sedation dentistry can be a life-changing option for patients whose dental anxiety makes it difficult to obtain dental care.
Contact our office to learn more about sedation dentistry. We serve patients in New York and surrounding areas.
Common Dental Anxiety
Most people are to some degree made anxious by the prospect of a dental visit. However, for others it is extremely difficult or impossible to cope with the fear. The reasons for this fear can be numerous, usually due to a traumatic experience during childhood. This overwhelming anxiety can cause one to avoid modern dental care, resulting in poor oral hygiene and possible mouth-related diseases.
Dental phobia is quite different than simple fear of dentistry. The classic sign is “avoidance behavior.” The afflicted person does everything to avoid the situation. This results in neglected mouths that are often painful. These patients sometimes have a low self-esteem due to an unpleasant smile or oral malodor. This can be accompanied by diminished chewing ability and associated problems.
If you suffer from dental phobia, sedation dentistry may be the answer for you. At Dr. Beshar suburban New York office, many patients have successfully completed dental treatment using this state-of-the-art and effective technology.
Sedation Dentistry Options
Dr. Beshar provides the following sedation dentistry options:
Oral conscious sedation dentistry – delivers sedation via a pill, which the patient takes approximately one hour before the dental appointment. Achieves a moderate sedative effect in which the patient can breathe independently and respond to stimuli.
Inhalation sedation dentistry – delivers sedation via inhaled nitrous oxide gas (“laughing gas”). Achieves a mild sedative effect in which the patient is conscious and can respond to stimuli.
Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for answers to common questions about sedation dentistry.
Schedule a Sedation Dentistry Consultation in New York
Contact our office to learn more about how you may benefit from sedation dentistry. We welcome patients in New York and surrounding areas. When you secure our services, we will work diligently to provide an unparalleled treatment experience.