Top Sedation Dentistry in NYC
Eliminate Your Fear of Visiting the Dentist
Did you know that 80% of adult Americans fear going to the dentist? If you are one of these individuals, you do not have to fear visiting Dr. Jeffrey Rabinowitz. Our mission is to provide personalized care in a soothing and caring environment, as well as to provide everything you need to feel at ease during your dental treatment. Regardless of whether you suffer from anxiety, a sensitive gag reflex or any other dental problem, we are the dentist office for you. We offer a plethora of sleep dentistry services via various types of anesthesia, such as local, nitrous oxide, oral, intravenous and general anesthesia. Dr. Rabinowitz promises to provide his patients “with a comfortable, painless and stress-free experience.” Because of this, you can rest assured that you are receiving the best possible care when you visit our office.
Types and Benefits of Sleep Dentistry
There are various benefits of sleep dentistry, including the following:
- Fear and anxiety are eliminated.
- There is no pain associated with sleep dentistry.
- It reduces missed time from work by completing dental services faster.
We offer a board-certified anesthesiologist and certified sedation specialist who can assure your comfort and safety, and also offer flexible payment options to take the stress out of budgeting for the care you deserve!
Levels of Sedation
If the idea of sedation makes you nervous, you should know that there are several levels of sedation to choose from. Dr. Jeff Rabinowitz will gladly discuss the different kinds of sedation and help you settle on the best one for you. Depending on the extent of your anxiety or phobia, there are various types of dental sedation that can be utilized during your treatment. Such types of dental sedation can include conscious sedation with sedatives, inhalation nitrous oxide sedation and intravenous (IV) sedation. These sedation dentistry options allow individuals who are afraid of the dentist to receive the necessary dental treatment.
The four types of dental sedation most commonly utilized include:
- Oral Sedatives: Medications such as diazepam can be administered to a patient the night before his or her procedure, or 30 minutes to an hour prior to the dental appointment, depending on the severity of the patient’s anxiety. Oral sedatives cannot provide pain relief, so an injection of local anesthetic will also be administered.
- Intravenous (IV) Sedation: IV sedation does not provide pain relief, so again, an injection of local anesthetic must be administered in conjunction with this method of sleep dentistry.
- Nitrous Oxide Sedation: This type of sedation is a form of conscious inhalation sedation and is used to induce a state of relaxation. A local anesthetic is administered in combination with nitrous oxide sedation to eliminate any pain.
- General Anesthesia: General anesthesia is used to render a patient unconscious. Unlike other sedation methods, you will be completely unaware of your surroundings, making the use of local anesthetic unnecessary.
Getting the Most from Sleep Dentistry
Dental sedation can help anxious patients feel comfortable and relaxed in the dentist’s chair. The key to getting the most from your sleep dentistry experience is communicating with your dentist and following his guidelines for sedative use and your dental aftercare needs.
- It’s important to let your dentist know about any general health conditions you may have or medication and vitamins you are currently taking. Your dentist will evaluate your health needs to find the sedation option that works best for you.
- Talking to your dentist about your sedation preferences can also help you get the most from your dental visit. If you prefer to remain awake and aware, your dentist will use minimal sedation; alternatively, if you’d prefer to drowse through your procedure, moderate or deep sedation is best for you.
- Ask your dental office ahead of time whether you’ll need someone to drive you to and from your appointment. Make arrangements as early as possible so you won’t feel rushed or need to search for a friend or family member to drive you on the day of your dental visit.
What to Expect During Dental Sedation
Sedation dentistry can make any dental treatment a breeze.
- If you are receiving inhaled or IV sedation, there is generally no preparation needed before your appointment. Oral sedatives may be provided so you can take the medication shortly before your appointment. In this case, you’ll need someone to drive you to and from the dental office.
- Dental sedation may make you feel drowsy in the dental chair; many patients fall asleep and nap comfortably through their dental work.
- If your dentist will be performing any type of invasive work, you will be given a local anesthetic in addition to your sedation for maximal comfort.
- You may wish to nap or relax at home after your dental appointment; you should awake feeling refreshed with very little memory of your treatment.
Sedation dentistry can be an effective solution if you feel nervous, anxious, or even fearful when you visit the dentist. Sleep dentistry ensures that you receive the dental care you need without worry or discomfort; you can opt for sedation during any dental visit, from a routine checkup to wisdom teeth removal. Dr. Jeffrey Rabinowitz is pleased to offer sedation dentistry near NYC so you can receive the treatments you need for a bright and beautiful smile, including dental implants, periodontics, and general dentistry.
Why Dental Visits Are Important
Dental phobia leads many people to go years or even decades between dental visits. This is a tragedy. Going to the dentist twice a year is essential for the following reasons.
- Removing Plaque: While brushing and flossing can go a long way toward keeping your mouth clean, home care alone can’t always prevent plaque from accumulating. Only a dentist can effectively remove plaque and make sure your teeth are as clean as possible.
- Identifying Serious Conditions: During routine visits, dentists take x-rays and screen patients for serious oral diseases. Oral cancer screening is especially important for older patients.
- Preventing Illness: Healthy teeth are vital for a healthy system. If your teeth are in poor shape, improper chewing could lead to intestinal problems. A good dentist can ensure that your teeth are as healthy as can be.
Contact Us to Learn More About Sleep Dentistry
Our office can cater to anxious patients, patients with phobias, patients with difficult anatomy, patients that request sedation and have coexisting medical issues, and patients that simply want to be comfortable during their dental services. Please call us today at (212) 826-2322 if you would like to schedule a complimentary consultation and learn if you can benefit from sleep dentistry.
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