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Sedation Dentistry

Does anxiety keep you from going to the dentist? Or do physical limitations make it hard to sit for long periods in the dental chair? 

Sedation dentistry can overcome these problems and let you comfortably receive the care you need to avoid serious dental problems.

Take the next step. Learn about the safe, effective sedation offered by the trusted dentists at Brooklyn Heights Dental® in Brooklyn, NY. 

Imagine A Better Dental Experience

Sedation dentistry is the use of sedative medication to induce a state of calm and relaxation. Different sedatives achieve different levels of relaxation. Generally, patients can expect:

More Comfortable Treatment

With sedation, you can enjoy more comfortable treatments at our office in Brooklyn Heights, which also serves the Fort Greene neighborhood of Brooklyn and surrounding New York communities. With sedation dentistry, you can feel calmer and less aware of the details of the procedure.

Less Time in the Dental Chair

Sedation helps you relax, minimizing resistance and tension during treatment. This allows Drs. Eugene D. Stanislaus or Lisa Reid to work more efficiently and quickly. 

More Likely to Make Regular Appointments

Once you experience the benefits of sedation dentistry, you will likely feel less anxious about future visits and will be more likely to get regular preventative care.

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Denise H.


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Dr. Stanislaus and the entire staff couldn't be more welcoming or professional. They were super nice to my elderly mother, who has some trust issues. She felt comfortable and confident that she was being cared for well. Thanks BHD Team!

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Tyler Treadwell


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They were able to get me in quickly, work with me to figure out what the heck was going on with my insurance, and take care of my problems quickly and painlessly. Would absolutely recommend them to anyone!

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Looking for Safe, Effective Sedation Dentistry? Call Us Today for a Consultation

Dental sedation is very low risk and can make your treatment easier and more comfortable than you thought possible. During a consultation, Dr. Stanislaus or Dr. Reid will address your questions and concerns, and analyze a number of factors to recommend appropriate sedation options for you. 

Brooklyn Heights Dental® serves patients in the Brooklyn Heights and Fort Greene neighborhoods of Brooklyn as well as surrounding New York communities. Message us with any questions or call for a consultation to learn more about your options for safe, effective, and calm dental care. 

(718) 857-6639

Dr. Stanislaus and Dr. Reid
Brooklyn Heights Dental® has been offering exemplary dentistry to Brooklyn and New York for more than six decades.

Types of Sedation We Offer Our Dentists Can Help Select the Right Level of Sedation

Drs. Stanislaus and Reid at Brooklyn Heights Dental® have decades of experience selecting the right level of sedation for patients, taking into account their pain threshold and the procedure they are undergoing. We offer: 
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Nitrous Oxide

Nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, is an effective method of light sedation that is safe enough for children. It is a colorless gas that, when inhaled, puts patients into a state of relaxation and effectively manages pain. 

Nitrous oxide is administered by placing a mask over your nose so you can safely inhale a mix of nitrous oxide and oxygen. Our experienced dentists skillfully adjust the level of medication to meet your needs. It is a type of conscious sedation so you will remain fully awake, but relaxed. Because the effects wear off quickly, you likely won't need anyone to escort you home after treatment.

Is it right for me?

Nitrous oxide is ideal for less complex dental procedures and for people who have slight to moderate anxiety that just need to take the edge off their fear. Most patients are good candidates for nitrous oxide, however, women in their first trimester of pregnancy should not use it.

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IV Sedation

IV sedation is administered intravenously with a needle in your arm or hand. It works quickly and allows our dentists to continually adjust your level of sedation to maintain the correct level of calm and relaxation. Once sedated, you will be in a deeply relaxed state but still able to answer questions and respond to your treatment team. IV sedation creates an amnesia effect, so patients do not have unpleasant memories after treatment. 

Your level of sedation will be pre-determined and monitored using our state-of-the-art monitoring devices, ensuring your complete comfort and safety. IV sedation takes some time to wear off so you will need someone to drive you home and stay with you until the medication completely leaves your system.

Is it right for me?

IV sedation is typically used for major dental procedures like implant placement, for people with moderate to severe dental anxiety, or for patients with back or neck pain or who have difficulty sitting for long periods.

​What about oral sedation?

Some other dentistry offices offer oral sedation. We have found that the effects of oral sedation can be more difficult to monitor and also produce lingering side effects. 

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Well talk about superb quality professional service... Brooklyn Heights Dental is definitely the place. Dr. Stanislaus was recommended by a close friend and Im ever so grateful. My procedure was Seamless and painless, sitting in a Dental chair can be very frightening and intimidating but not with Dr. Stanislaus, He is friendly, attentive, detailed, highly skilled & professional, who cld ask for anything more!!! Double the ratings in my book! 10 stars easy ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Monique Jackson-Howard


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Upon entering the office of Brooklyn Heights Dental you immediately feel like family. the staff is always courteous and warm to their patients. Dr. Stanislaus, Dr. Reid and Giselle are all so pleasant, and very gentle with your dental care. The warmth and professionalism is above expectation. I highly recommend Brooklyn Heights Dental to anyone looking for a good dentist that is as personable and experienced in dental care.

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Dr. Stanislaus of Brooklyn Heights Dental®

Brooklyn Heights Dental®

The team at Brooklyn Heights Dental® has been committed to caring for our community's smiles since 1956. Dr. Eugene D. Stanislaus and Dr. Lisa Reid are affiliated with several renowned institutions and organizations, including:

  • The Academy of General Dentistry
  • The International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • The International College of Dentists
  • The Misch International Implant Institute

To set up an appointment or learn more about our services, give us a call at (718) 857-6639 or contact us online.

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"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)

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