How Can I Have a Positive Experience at the Dental Office?Mar. 15 2023
Patients with dental anxiety will often ask Dr. Dean Glasser and his team at Implant and General Dentistry of Long Island about ways to make their appointment a positive experience. In many situations, he may recommend the integration of sedation dentistry into your next visit to ensure you are relaxed and at ease during your time in the dentist's chair.
What Types of Sedation Are Available?
The types of dental sedation available at our office include the following:
- Nitrous oxide sedation. With this type of sedation, you remain conscious throughout the procedure. Dr. Dean Glasser administers nitrous oxide gas through a mask that is placed over your nose. It works quickly, and you will experience a relaxed feeling as if you are floating or dreaming.
- Oral conscious sedation. This type of sedation involves taking a pill shortly before the dental appointment so that by the time it begins, you will already be in a deeply relaxed state. You may still be awake during this process but will not feel stressed or anxious about your treatment.
- Deep sedation/general anesthesia. This type of sedation renders you completely unconscious for the duration of the procedure via general anesthesia. However, general anesthesia should only be used for longer and more complex dental procedures or if you have severe dental anxiety about an upcoming appointment.
- Unconscious sedation. This is the most intense type of sedation and requires you to be completely unconscious for the duration of the procedure. It is used for patients who are undergoing long or complex treatments, such as oral surgery or root canal therapy. During this time, you will be unable to respond to verbal commands and will have no memory of your treatment upon resting. If you choose this type of sedation, you will need to arrange transportation to and from your appointment.
Schedule an Appointment To Learn More About Sedation Dentistry
No matter what type of dental sedation you require, our team at Implant and General Dentistry of Long Island in Melville, NY, can help make your visit comfortable and stress-free. Our staff is highly trained in all types of sedation methods so that you can receive the best care possible with minimal discomfort or anxiety. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help. Our office can be reached by calling 631-423-6767 to request a consultation appointment with Dr. Dean Glasser to discuss your needs.
Dr. Dean Glasser is a respected Cosmetic and General Dentist, serving Melville, NY and the greater Long Island area. A Professor at Columbia University Dental School, Dr. Glasser is recognized as a Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and as a Fellow of the following organizations: the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Association of Hospital Dentistry and the Misch Implant Institute.