Sedation Dentistry - Sit Back, Relax, and Get the Treatment You Need By Dr. Degel on August 08, 2010

Ask an average group of adults to name their top-ten fears, and chances are that many will include a trip to the dentist’s office somewhere on that list. Even though modern technology has made even complex dental work more comfortable and free from pain than ever before, many people remain apprehensive about going to the dentist. For such people, sedation dentistry may be the ideal solution.


At their general and cosmetic dentistry practice serving Manhattan and all of New York City, Drs. Clifford Degel and Carmen Every-Degel can perform a wide range of procedures while their patients drift pleasantly through their appointments, oblivious to discomfort and pain. Oral conscious sedation is safe and effective; patients remain awake during their treatment (which is why the frequently used phrase “sleep dentistry” is actually somewhat of a misnomer) and able to respond to questions and other stimuli. They do not, however, take notice of the actual work being done, nor are they accosted by the smells, sounds, and other sensations associated with dental work. As a result, the patient feels no anxiety while the dentist is able to perform extensive work – sometimes even years’ worth of restorative treatment – in a single visit.


Many treatments can be performed while the patient is sedated, including dental implant surgery, full mouth reconstruction, bone grafting, periodontal care, many general dentistry procedures, and even the implementation of a comprehensive smile makeover plan. Patients who might otherwise have avoided the dentist emerge from sedation procedures with little memory of the work that was performed and a mouth full of healthy, attractive teeth.


If you are interested in learning more about sedation dentistry and how it might benefit you, please contact Astoria Dental Group, a cosmetic dentistry practice serving Manhattan and all of New York City, today.

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Doctors Carmen Every-Degel and Clifford Degel

Astoria Dental Group

Our doctors are widely recognized for their contributions to the field of dentistry. They are members of various prestigious organizations, including: 

  • Academy of General Dentistry 
  • American Academy of Implant Dentistry 
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists 
  • American Dental Association

If you are ready to transform your smile with Astoria Dental Group, request a consultation online or call us in Queens at (718) 278-1123.


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