Sedation Dentistry Specialist

Creative Dentistry of Brooklyn Heights -  - Cosmetic Dentistry

Creative Dentistry of Brooklyn Heights

Cosmetic Dentistry & Implant Dentistry located in Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn, NY

Pain-free dental procedures are available at Creative Dentistry of Brooklyn Heights, thanks to sedation dentistry. At their office in Brooklyn Heights, New York, the team uses a variety of sedation techniques so you can feel comfortable and relaxed during your procedure. To learn more about the sedation options available at Creative Dentistry of Brooklyn Heights, call the office or schedule an appointment online now.

Sedation Dentistry Q & A

What is sedation dentistry?

Sedation dentistry refers to the use of medications to help patients stay relaxed and calm. While many patients need sedatives during surgical procedures, sedation dentistry can also help relieve anxiety in individuals with dental phobias. 

Local anesthetics and sedation techniques allow you to relax without pain during your visit, which can help you overcome any fears you have about visiting the dentist.

Are there different types of sedation dentistry?

The team offers two main types of sedation at Creative Dentistry of Brooklyn Heights:

Nitrous oxide

Commonly called “laughing gas,” nitrous oxide is a gas that you inhale through a mask that fits over your nose. The gas is mixed with oxygen and allows you to breathe normally throughout your visit. Nitrous oxide begins to take effect within minutes. It’s safe and effective at promoting quick relaxation.

Conscious oral sedation

Conscious oral sedation is an appealing option if you have severe dental anxiety. This type of sedation combines oral medication with a local anesthetic so you feel little to no discomfort. While you are conscious during oral sedation, you aren’t alert or aware of your surroundings. Instead, you’re in a very relaxed state.

If you choose oral sedation, make sure to coordinate a ride home from your appointment, as you won’t be able to drive.

Should I consider sedation dentistry?

Sedation can help enhance your experience visiting the dentist if you need several dental procedures at once, or if you have:

  • Sensitive teeth
  • A low pain tolerance
  • A sensitive gag reflex
  • Difficulty sitting still
  • Dental anxiety

Many patients with dental anxiety postpone visiting the dentist for as long as possible. Unfortunately, this can have a detrimental effect on your oral health. If anxiety is preventing you from seeing a dentist, you’re likely at risk of potentially serious dental concerns, such as tooth decay and gum disease.

Ignoring potential oral health problems because you have a dental phobia means you may need extensive dental work in the future. By choosing sedation dentistry now, you can continue to maintain your oral health with regular visits to Creative Dentistry of Brooklyn Heights. These visits enable the team to detect any potential problems as soon as possible.

To learn more about sedation dentistry, call Creative Dentistry of Brooklyn Heights or schedule an appointment online now.