Stress-Free Dental Care With Dr. Stanislaus
Many people suffer from dental phobia or anxiety that affects their ability to receive proper oral care. If you get nervous, scared, or completely neglect to visit the dentist, your smile and overall health can decline as a result.
When you visit Brooklyn Heights Dental for implants, Dr. Stanislaus can provide you with conscious sedation dentistry to help you get through your procedure.
At your consultation, he’ll discuss the use of nitrous oxide or IV sedation dentistry so you can remain stress-free and comfortable throughout your upcoming procedure.
AS MANY AS
AVOID THE DENTIST
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Candidates for Sedation Dentistry
We want you to feel at ease throughout your entire implant procedure. You’re not the only one experiencing dental anxiety, so rest assured your safety and comfort is always our first concern.
Dr. Stanislaus typically suggests sedation for patients who:
- Experience rapid heartbeats and nausea waiting in a dental office
- Have had bad past experiences with the dentist
- Require multiple extensive treatments in one appointment
- Have a strong gag reflex
- Squirm from just the look or thought of dental tools
- Don’t feel the effects of numbing agents
If you have allergies or any other concerning health issues, please be sure to inform us so we can suggest the safest sedation option for you.
Nitrous oxide, also known as “laughing gas,” is the most common form of dental sedation. It’s administered through a small mask that’s placed over your nose. You’ll feel the effects within seconds as you inhale, experiencing a wave of euphoria and relaxation that will help you stay comfortable during your procedure.
After your procedure is complete, the effects can be reversed fairly quickly, so you’ll be able to drive yourself home.
Intravenous (IV) sedation is a much deeper form of sedation dentistry that we offer. The medication is safely administered directly into your bloodstream, so you’ll feel the effects right away.
During your procedure, you’ll fall into a “twilight sleep”, where you’ll be deeply relaxed but still conscious and responsive. You won’t feel much during your treatment and you’re unlikely to have any memory of it later.
Unlike nitrous oxide, the effects of IV sedation may linger for a few hours. As a result, we recommend you arrange for someone to drive you home safely.
The Comfort You Need, The Smile You Deserve
If you’ve been neglecting to maintain your smile due to anxiety, we encourage you to visit Brooklyn Heights Dental so we can discuss your needs and how we can help calm your nerves.
Our sedation dentist Dr. Stanislaus believes every patient deserves a beautiful smile. That’s why we offer sedation options to help you overcome your fear and achieve your smile goals. Call our office at (718) 865-8320 and schedule a no-obligation consultation with Dr. Stanislaus today.