Sedation Dentistry Specialist

Westchester Smile Design -  - Comprehensive, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry

Westchester Smile Design

Comprehensive, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry located in Yonkers, NY

According to the American Dental Association, an estimated 75% of Americans suffer from some form of dental anxiety. Unfortunately, research shows that men and women with dental phobias are also less likely to seek out preventive oral health care. At Westchester Smile Design, general dentist Shay Markovitch, DMD, and his experienced team offer sedation dentistry to patients of all ages. To learn more about sedation dentistry and see if it’s right for you, call the office in Yonkers, New York, or schedule a consultation online today.

Sedation Dentistry Q & A

What is sedation dentistry?

Sedation, or “sleep” dentistry, is a type of oral health care that uses medication to help men, women, and young adults relax during preventive dental care. 

Sedation dentistry can also help patients relax during more complicated procedures such as implant procedures, oral surgery, same-day dentistry, and etc.

Who can benefit from sedation dentistry?

Anyone of any age who gets anxious or afraid about visiting the dentist can benefit from sedation dentistry. 

Sedation dentistry is also beneficial for patients who:

  • Have a low pain tolerance
  • Have a bad gag reflex
  • Need extensive dental work
  • Have very sensitive teeth

What types of sedation are available?

The team at Westchester Smile Design offers intravenous sedation to help you relax at your appointment. During IV sedation, our specialists injects the medication directly into your bloodstream, allowing for higher accuracy. 

You will feel groggy after this type of treatment, so it is important to have a friend or family member on hand who can drive you home. You should not perform any strenuous activity until the grogginess wears off.

We also offer nitrous oxide, also referred to as laughing gas, to relax you during your procedure. 

To learn more about the benefits of sedation dentistry, call Westchester Smile Design or schedule a consultation online today.