Welcome to Your Sedation Dentist
Would you rather not think about dental work? Many people are a little uneasy at the thought of visiting the dentist -- and sometimes, that anxiety can get in the way of your good oral health. Your sedation dentist in Queens is here to help you overcome your fear and receive the care you need comfortably! Keep reading to learn about your two options in sedation: nitrous oxide and oral sedation.
If the following descriptions sound like you, it’s time to talk to your Queens dentist about dental sedation. Do you avoid visiting the dentist until you’re in severe pain or otherwise can’t avoid your appointment? Do you reschedule your dental appointments one or more times before you finally make it to the office? Do you experience pain during even the mildest dental treatments? Do medical or cognitive disorders make receiving dental treatment painful or unsafe? If you answered yes to any of these questions, it’s time to talk to your dentist about sedation. Most dental offices offer a range of sedative options to ensure patient comfort. At Total Dental Care in Forest Hills, Robert Miller, DMD has completed advanced training in order to provide patients with several sedation dentistry options to ensure they are completely comfortable through the most advanced procedures. If you want to find out more about dental sedation, contact our caring Rego Park dentist and team today. We’ll be happy to help you over the phone, schedule a non-treatment consultation visit, and do whatever we can to help you look forward to visiting our office.
All Patients Can Go with Sedation
- Those with dental phobia or anxiety
- Those with sensitive teeth, gums, or gag reflexes that make even the mildest treatments uncomfortable
- Those with medical concerns like autism or cerebral palsy that make spending time in the dental chair uncomfortable
- Elderly patients, especially those suffering with dementia, Parkinson’s disease, and other health concerns that impeded safe and comfortable dental treatment
- Very young patients who will be unable to understand their treatments and may become distressed during dental appointments
Types of Sedation
- Nitrous Oxide – an inhaled nitrous and oxygen mixture that can be easily adjusted throughout the treatment process to ensure patients remain completely comfortable, and the fast acting sedative gas wears off as quickly as it sets in. That means you can safely drive yourself to and from our office, and return to your daily activities immediately following your appointment.
- Oral Sedation – a prescription pill is taken about an hour before your scheduled appointment time. That means you begin to feel relaxed before you ever leave home. This is a great option for anxious patients. The long lasting sedatives effect mean you’ll need to have a friend or family member drive you to and from our office.
- IV Sedation – combines the best of both nitrous oxide and oral sedatives. Like nitrous oxide, IV sedation is completely administered by the dentist and can be easily adjusted to ensure your complete comfort. Like oral conscious sedation, you’ll achieve a deeper level of relaxation and are unlikely to remember your visit after treatment.
Most dental offices do not offer intravenous (IV) sedation. It requires an advanced certification for safe administration. Dr. Miller has completed this advanced training in administering IV sedatives and safely monitoring vital signs throughout treatment. Patients who fear visiting the dentist, especially those who need advanced treatments, should consider IV sedation in order to achieve their healthiest smiles.
How We Can Help
Visiting the dentist regularly is essential to ensure patients keep their smiles whole and healthy for life. If you’re avoiding visiting the dentist due to fear or anxiety, please reach out to our team. We truly care about our patients, and we will go above and beyond to ensure your comfort in our practice. If you need to visit us for one or more non-treatment appointments, we will be happy to help you get used to the practice with an office tour, consultation, or any other service we can provide to help you feel relaxed in our office. We happily see patients from Rego Park, Two Gardens, Glendale to Ridgewood and beyond.