Sedation Dentistry Can Help You Relax Throughout Treatment
Patients who suffer from dental fear and anxiety are at a greater risk of developing more advanced oral health issues, which in turn, will require costlier, more invasive treatment. By avoiding regular checkups and exams, it can be more difficult to successfully diagnose conditions that respond best to early intervention. To help ease any anxiety and help ensure your experience is as comfortable as possible, Dr. Clifford Degel and Dr. Carmen Every-Degel offer sedation dentistry at their practice in Queens. With dental sedation, you can achieve optimal oral health and receive the preventive care you need to maintain a beautiful, healthy smile.
Why Choose Sedation?
One of the major benefits of sedation dentistry is that it allows patients to receive necessary treatments in a timely manner. If cleanings and examinations are not conducted regularly, oral health concerns like decay and gum disease can rapidly progress. In more severe cases, patients may experience tooth loss, deterioration of the underlying bone structure, and even oral cancer. By eliminating fear and anxiety, sedation can help you avoid the need for restorative treatment, such as dental implants, crowns, and bridges.
Finding Comfort with Sedation Dentistry
During your initial consultation, we will discuss your oral health, the severity of your anxiety, and any other issues that may concern you prior to your treatment. We will evaluate your candidacy for oral conscious sedation and ensure you do not have any health conditions or allergies which could make the medications unsafe. Depending on the severity of your anxiety and the complexity of the procedure you are undergoing, the level of sedation administered will range from mild to moderate.
We have helped countless patients just like you get through their dental procedures comfortably and with great ease.
Minimal levels of sedation will help put the patient at ease and help quell minor bouts of anxiety, while larger doses will be administered to those suffering from more severe cases. During this time, patients will experience what may be referred to as “twilight sleep,” in which they remain conscious and on the verge of sleeping, but still have the motor control and ability to respond to commands.
Following Your Treatment
After you ingest oral conscious sedation, it will take several hours for the medication to completely wear off. You will feel extremely groggy, often until the following day. For this reason, prior to your appointment, we recommend arranging for a friend or family member to transport you to and from our office.
By relaxing anxious patients, sedation allows our doctors to work more quickly and effectively.
Most risks associated with sedation occur when it is administered by a doctor or staff member who does not have the experience and training to properly administer the medications. To ensure optimal safety and to reduce any potential risks, our doctors and team have received special training in the field of sedation. Our number one priority at Astoria Dental Group is to ensure the safety and well-being of each of our patients.
Learn Whether Sedation is Right for You
We have helped countless patients just like you undergo dental procedures comfortably and with great ease. During a consultation, our team will be happy to discuss exactly what you can expect from our sedation options. To set up a time to discuss your candidacy in greater detail, please send us a message online or call (718) 278-1123.