Relax Throughout Treatment with Sedation Dentistry
Nearly everyone has experienced some anxiety in the exam chair, but it can become problematic if nerves keep you from receiving the care you need. Patients who suffer from dental phobia may skip their dental check-ups or ignore persistent oral discomfort, which can lead to compounding and worsening oral health problems. At Greater Long Island Dental, our caring professionals want you to receive the dental care that you deserve. We offer nitrous oxide sedation dentistry at our Long Island practice, which can help both dental phobics, as well as patients undergoing more extensive or invasive procedures, like dental implant surgery. If you feel anxious during dental visits or have been putting off treatment, please contact our practice today to find out how you can benefit from sedation dentistry.
Am I a Good Candidate?
To ensure that you are a good candidate for sedation dentistry, we will conduct a thorough evaluation and review your medical history. Sedation may be recommended if you have:
- A sensitive gag reflex
- Dental phobia
- Certain medical conditions, like back or neck pain, or arthritis
Dental anxiety can range from a feeling of nervousness to debilitating dread that is accompanied by physical symptoms. Mild to severe dental phobia symptoms may include:
- Dry mouth, strong feelings of worry, or “butterflies in the stomach”
- Wanting to cry or yell out before or during treatment
- Nausea, headache, or other signs of physical illness
- Severe panic, difficulty breathing, or symptoms similar to a panic attack
If you identify with these indicators, you may suffer from dental phobia. Sedation dentistry can help you relax, and receive the treatment you need to achieve and maintain optimal oral health.
Sedation Dentistry Option
We understand no two patients are alike, so we offer a sedation dentistry option to meet your need:
- Inhaled Sedation: This type of sedation is administered through a mask. Patients simply breathe in the mixture of oxygen and nitrous oxide, an agent also known as “laughing gas,” and feel deeply relaxed almost instantly. Inhaled sedation is a great option for patients with mild dental phobia, or who only need a small amount of dental work.
Contact Us Today
If you suffer from dental phobia, our friendly and professional staff is here to help make your time with us as comfortable as possible. To learn more about how sedation dentistry can help you, schedule a consultation with us today.
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