Sedation Dentistry in New York City

What Is Sedation Dentistry

When It’s Most Helpful

Sedation dentistry is a valuable solution for individuals who experience dental anxiety or have difficulty sitting through lengthy dental procedures. At Flatiron Dental, under the expert care of Dr. Arti Jagirdar, sedation dentistry becomes a calming ally in the quest for optimal oral health. This approach involves using medication to help patients relax during dental treatments, ensuring a stress-free experience.

Sedation dentistry can be especially beneficial in the following situations:

• Dental Anxiety: If you feel anxious or fearful about dental visits, sedation can help you feel more at ease and comfortable throughout your appointment.

• Complex Dental Procedures: For lengthy or intricate dental procedures, sedation can help you relax and stay still for an extended period, ensuring the treatment's success.

• Sensitive Gag Reflex: Some individuals have a heightened gag reflex, which can make dental procedures uncomfortable. Sedation can mitigate this reflex and enhance your comfort.

• Young Children: Sedation dentistry can be useful for young children who

The Sedation Dentistry Process: What to Expect

Evaluation and Consultation

Before administering any sedation, Dr. Jagirdar will conduct a thorough evaluation and consultation. During this step, your medical history and current health status will be assessed to determine the most suitable sedation method for your needs.

Nitrous Administration

Based on the evaluation, Dr. Jagirdar will choose the appropriate sedation option for you, such as nitrous oxide. The sedation administration is tailored to provide the level of relaxation needed for your specific procedure.

Monitoring and Procedure

Throughout your dental procedure, our skilled team will carefully monitor your vital signs to ensure your safety and comfort. You'll be in a relaxed state, able to communicate with the dental team but less aware of the procedure, making your experience stress-free.

Post-Treatment Care

Most patients can return to their regular activities within a few hours after receiving nitrous oxide. The gas is eliminated from the body through normal breathing, so there are no long-lasting effects. Right after treatment, you can drive yourself home and get back to your day-to-day routine.

Offering Nitrous

At Flatiron Dental, we understand that comfort is essential for our patients. That's why we offer nitrous oxide (commonly known as laughing gas). Dr. Jagirdar will ensure your dental experience is as seamless and stress-free as possible.

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Will I be completely unconscious with nitrous oxide sedation?

No, nitrous oxide does not induce unconsciousness. Instead, it creates a state of relaxation and calmness while allowing you to remain conscious and responsive. You will still be able to communicate with the dental team during the procedure. Nitrous oxide is often referred to as "laughing gas" because it can induce a feeling of euphoria, but you will remain aware of your surroundings. After the procedure, the effects of nitrous oxide wear off quickly, and you can resume your normal activities.

Are there any side effects or potential risks associated with nitrous oxide sedation?

Nitrous oxide is generally considered safe when administered by trained dental professionals. It has a long history of safe use in dentistry. However, like any medical intervention, there are potential side effects and rare risks associated with nitrous oxide. Common side effects may include dizziness, lightheadedness, nausea, or a headache. These effects typically subside shortly after the gas is discontinued. Serious side effects or allergic reactions are extremely rare. Dr. Jagirdar will conduct a thorough evaluation of your medical history to ensure the safety of nitrous oxide use during your dental procedure. She will also closely monitor you throughout the procedure to address any immediate concerns and ensure your well-being.

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