Sedation Dentistry or Sleep Dentistry – What You Need To Know

Here at Elite Dental of Staten Island, we understand just how daunting a trip to the dentist can be, particularly if you have some extensive dental work scheduled or if you have had a dental phobia for some time.

If you find yourself feeling really anxious when thinking about your next dental treatment, it can be useful to know that there are safe and effective sedation options available to help you feel relaxed and at ease during your dental procedure. Read on to learn more about sedation dentistry and sleep dentistry.

What is Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentistry is when a patient goes under general anesthetic and is most commonly used for patients who need to undergo complex dental procedures or numerous extractions.

Sedation dentistry is also a term used to refer to all types of sedation used in dentistry, helping those with dental anxiety to feel calm and relaxed.

Dental Sedation

Here at Elite Dental of Staten Island NY, we are proud to offer conscious sedation, which involves the use of sedatives, often combined with the use of nitrous oxide, which is also known as laughing gas.

Dr Acker is New York State Certified in Conscious Sedation and is highly experienced in administering different types of sedation, not only for those with a fear of the dentist but also for those who have a strong gag reflex, or often for those who need to undergo various dental procedures at once.

During conscious sedation, you will be fully awake during your dental treatment, just very relaxed and will not experience any pain – this is particularly useful for those who have a fear of needles or injections, or for those who are feeling worried about the possibility of a painful procedure.

With our dental sedation techniques, the recovery time is also much quicker than when undergoing a general anaesthetic and you won’t be left feeling too groggy afterwards.

Looking After Your Oral Health

Whether you are having a dental implant fitted, need impacted wisdom teeth removed, or simply dread the thought of being in the dental chair, the team at Elite Dental are committed to helping you look after your oral health.

Our team is fully trained and qualified to treat patients with anxiety or fear of injections and will discuss your options with you thoroughly before your treatment.

We pride ourselves in making even the most anxious patients feel cared for and at ease in our practice and will always work with you to provide the best possible dental experience.

Sedation Dentistry Staten Island

If you would like to find out more about our sedation options, schedule an appointment by calling our friendly team on (718) 370 1200 or leave your details here and our team will get in touch with you as soon as possible.


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