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999 Walt Whitman Road Suite 303
Melville, NY 11747
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999 Walt Whitman Road Suite 303
Melville, NY 11747

Sedation Dentistry in Melville, NY & Springfield, NJ

Leading Edge Specialized Dentistry provides sedation dentistry in Melville, NY & Springfield, NJ. To learn more, call our New York office at 631-351-3444 or our New Jersey office at 973-315-7830 or contact us today to schedule an appointment.

What is Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentistry refers to the use of medically induced relaxation techniques during dental procedures. Sedation can help patients who are nervous or anxious about their procedure, allowing them to relax. Some procedures that are particularly invasive or long may be done under sedation for the patient’s comfort. A sedative can be inhaled, taken orally, or administered by IV.

Benefits of Sedation Dentistry

Sedation dentistry provides many benefits in a variety of situations.

  • Feel more relaxed. If you are anxious about getting dental work done, sedation helps you feel more calm and relaxed before and during your procedure.
  • Procedure seems shorter. Sedation helps the time pass more quickly so you won’t realize how much time you’re actually spending in the dental chair.
  • Less local anesthesia is required. When under sedation you may not require as much local anesthesia to numb the area being worked on.
  • Gag reflex suppression. Many people with dental anxiety have a strong gag reflex that makes dental work unpleasant. Sedation can help eliminate your gag reflex so your procedure goes more smoothly.

Types of Sedation We Offer

We provide the following types of sedation your comfort:

  • Nitrous Oxide. Nitrous oxide is inhaled through a mask worn over the nose. It provides a calming effect that is often described as euphoric. You can start to feel the effects in a matter of seconds and it wears off just as quickly when your procedure is complete.
  • Conscious Oral Sedation. Conscious oral sedation comes in a pill or liquid form that you take before arriving for your procedure. It helps you to feel more relaxed while still being awake for the procedure. You may not be fully aware of everything going on and may not remember anything from the procedure.
  • IV Sedation. A sedative is administered through an IV that makes you feel as if you are asleep, but you’re still conscious. You can respond to questions and requests, but you won’t be aware and most likely won’t remember anything about your procedure.

Are You a Good Candidate for Sedation?

If you feel a high level of anxiety about having a dental procedure, you may be a good candidate for sedation. Sedation is safe for most patients, unless you have a medical condition that would make it unsafe for you to be sedated. We will get a complete medical history and a list of medications you are taking in order to determine the best form of sedation for you. You don’t have to worry about getting dental work when sedation options are available.

Why Choose Leading Edge Specialized Dentistry?

Going to the dentist shouldn’t be a stressful experience. At Leading Edge Specialized Dentistry our goal is to make you as comfortable as possible while we provide you with top quality dental care. Our caring, compassionate dental team will help you feel relaxed at every visit to our office.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long will sedation last?

It depends on the type. Nitrous oxide wears off in just minutes after you stop breathing it, so you can go about your normal daily activities. Oral sedation and IV sedation may take a few hours to wear off, so you should plan on having someone you trust drive you to and from your appointment and take the day off to rest.

Is sedation safe for me?

Most forms of sedation are safe for most patients. We will consult with your primary care physician to make sure you are clear to undergo sedation for dental procedures. If you have any reason to question the safety of sedation, please tell us your concerns so that we can conduct the proper tests.

Why is nitrous oxide called “laughing gas”? Will I actually laugh?

Nitrous oxide provides a euphoric feeling that helps you feel relaxed and even happy. In rare cases it can actually cause someone to laugh, but it is not the normal reaction. Some patients are worried about being embarrassed by how they act while under sedation, but you can trust that we will respect your privacy.

Are you completely unconscious with IV sedation?

With IV sedation you may feel as if you are asleep, but you will still be conscious. IV sedation used in our office is not the same as general anesthesia that is administered in the hospital. You will be conscious enough to respond to questions and requests, but you won’t be aware of anything going on around you.

Call 631-351-3444 or 973-315-7830 or contact us today to schedule an appointment.

Contact our office today to schedule your appointment!

Leading Edge Specialized Dentistry
999 Walt Whitman Road Suite 303 Melville, NY 11747
Leading Edge Specialized Dentistry
901 Mountain Ave, SC-13 Springfield, NJ 07081
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2780 Merrick Rd Bellmore, NY 11710
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