Sedation Dentist Brooklyn
Many patients experience some anxiety at the thought of visiting the dentist. For some, these feelings can keep them from receiving appropriate dental care.
At Brooklyn Heights Dental®, your complete comfort is our priority. We are proud to offer sedation dentistry options to our patients in Brooklyn and surrounding areas. During a consultation with Dr. Eugene D. Stanislaus, you can learn more about whether you are a good candidate for sedation, as well as which type of sedation is right for you. Contact our practice to schedule an appointment today.
Available Sedation Options
Our team takes appropriate measures to foster a safe, comfortable atmosphere for our patients. We offer two types of sedation on-site. During a consultation, Dr. Stanislaus will address your questions and concerns, and analyze a number of factors to recommend appropriate sedation options for you.
Nitrous oxide sedation, also known as laughing gas, is the most commonly used form of sedation in dentistry. Many dentists prefer nitrous oxide because it is a safe option that carries few risks. Nitrous oxide fully relaxes patients without putting them to sleep.
Laughing gas is very simple to administer. If you choose to undergo this type of sedation, Dr. Stanislaus will place a mask on your face before treatment begins. You will be instructed to breathe naturally and inhale a gaseous mixture of nitrous oxide and oxygen. You will be fully awake, experience feelings of euphoria and calmness, and remain fully relaxed during treatment. Although nitrous oxide has little risk of adverse side effects, you will be closely monitored by our staff. The effects of nitrous oxide dissipate rapidly following removal of the face mask. It is the only type of sedation that wears off quickly enough to allow you to safely drive after your appointment.
Most patients are good candidates for nitrous oxide sedation. If you have slight to moderate anxiety, have a sensitive gag reflex, or are allergic to other types of sedatives like oral and intravenous methods, Dr. Stanislaus may recommend nitrous oxide sedation.
As its name implies, intravenous (IV) sedation is administered through a vein in the arm or hand. IV sedation is injected directly into the bloodstream and provides a deeper level of sedation. While under the effects of IV sedation, you will fall into a deeply relaxed state and will be free of pain and anxiety. Additionally, IV sedation creates an amnesia effect, so patients do not have unpleasant memories of their treatment. Your level of sedation will be pre-determined and monitored using our state-of-the-art technical monitoring devices, ensuring your complete comfort and safety.
IV sedation is an excellent option for patients who are especially nervous, have medical conditions like back or neck pain, or are undergoing multiple or lengthy procedures at one time.
Learn More About Sedation Dentistry
At Brooklyn Heights Dental®, we believe every patient deserves a beautiful smile and excellent oral health. Whether you've suffered from dental anxiety your whole life or have undergone a traumatic dental experience in the past, we are committed to making your trip to our office a wholly pleasant experience. To learn more about our sedation options available on-site, contact our office today to schedule a consultation.
"I've been very happy with my experiences at Dr. Stanislaus's office, and highly recommend him to anyone in the New York City area. He and his staff go above and beyond to do the best job possible."-R.B. (Patient)