Sedation Dentistry

Sedation Dentistry

Sedation Dentistry Services for General & Cosmetic Dental Services near Canandaigua, Geneva, & Victor, NY

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50% of the population put dental care at the bottom of the healthcare list due to anxiety over having dental work done on their teeth. Some people are downright fearful over the unknown, while others have suffered bad experiences in the past and are worried about having another. In some cases, patients need extensive cosmetic dentistry care and simply can’t find enough hours in the day to accommodate them. Oral Conscious Sedation is a safe and simple way to significantly reduce or eliminate dental fear and anxiety. It is as easy as taking a pill! You will feel relaxed and at ease during your procedure, and never have to worry about going to the dentist in fear again! Questions? Contact us today!
Conscious Sedation

  • Are dental fears keeping you from having a healthy mouth? 
  • Are you afraid of going to the dentist? 
  • Has it been a long time since your last dental appointment due to fear?
  • Do you have sensitive teeth and gums?
  • Are you immune to traditional methods of numbing techniques?
If you answered "yes" to any of these questions then conscious sedation is for you.
Who Benefits from Conscious Sedation?

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  • Anyone who has fear and anxiety about dental treatment of any kind.
  • Anyone who has put off dental care for years because of dental anxieties.
  • Anyone who wants to have all their dental care completed in one or two visits.
  • Anyone who wants to be treated in a relaxed, caring and comfortable environment.
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What to Expect
One hour before your appointment, you will take a pill. You will need a driver to escort you to and from the dental office. You will likely be drowsy upon arrival. You'll be sedated just enough to be unaware of the treatment, as if you were asleep. We can perform a wide range of dental procedures in a single visit.
Treatment Completion
Upon completion of your dental treatment under conscious sedation, you will feel relaxed with little or no memory of the procedure.
Nitrous Oxide - Laughing Gas

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Nitrous oxide is simply a gas which you can breathe in and breathe out. It's colorless, sweet smelling, non-irritating, and it allows for safer, quicker, and more comfortable dental care. It allows our patients to breathe a combination of nitrous oxide and oxygen while enjoying a remarkable depth of relaxation. It virtually eliminates the fear, nervousness, and tension associated with dental procedures. You remain in complete control, you are conscious, and you can follow directions.

What are the advantages? Laughing gas, which is what nitrous oxide is sometimes referred to, works very rapidly. It reaches the brain within 20 seconds, and relaxation and painkilling properties develop after two or three minutes.
The depth of sedation can be altered from moment to moment, allowing us to increase or decrease the depth of sedation. Other sedation techniques don't allow for this. For example, with intravenous (IV) sedation it is easy to deepen the level of sedation but difficult to lessen it. With gas, the effects are almost instantaneous. Other sedation techniques have a fixed duration of action because the effects of pills or IV drugs last for a specific span of time whereas gas can be given for the exact time span it's needed for. It can also be switched off when not needed and then switched on again. Although to avoid a roller coaster effect this should not be done too abruptly.

With nitrous oxide it is easy to give incremental doses until the desired action is obtained. This is called titration. We have virtually absolute control over the action of the drug - preventing the possibility of accidental overdoses. While giving incremental doses is possible with IV sedation, it's not possible with oral sedation. As a result, oral sedation can be bit of a hit and miss affair. For certain procedures, especially those involving soft tissues such as scaling and root planing, inhalation sedation such as nitrous oxide may be used instead of local anesthesia. Nitrous oxide acts as a painkiller; however, its pain-relieving effects may vary from person to person.

When you need a cosmetic dentistry procedure and can not do it yourself, consider our sedation treatments.

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